Ginger Cough Candy: Soothing One-Bite Herbal Bonbons
- Team Slurrp
Updated : August 11, 2022 04:08 IST
Enjoy these homemade Ginger Candies instead of bitter cough syrups that puts off anyone to sleep
You too, have a sore throat, nauseated feeling, or a queasy stomach? Then stop consuming the regular Cough syrups, tablets, or pain killers. Instead, try these homemade Ginger Candies. These will keep you active and make you feel energetic. It is an all-in-one medicine as it cures numerous diseases and fights against the imbalances of the body. Chewing just one Ginger Candy is enough to relieve the discomfort. The strong ginger-based nectar soothes the itching throat. These cute little Ginger Candies, which are chewy and crunchy as well as sweet and spicy, are brimming with rich aromatic flavours. This rhizome is a stimulating food that may be used in a variety of ways, including as a tasty garnish or snack at home and as a natural tummy settler in herbal medicines. Ginger Candy is prepared with only a handful of ingredients – ginger powder, sugar, pepper powder, and honey. The wonderful and curable concoction does mighty deeds. This homely Ginger confectionary has no additives, preservatives, or food dyes, it is just a pure gingery creation! These are sweetly spiced and with a zing take away your throat ache in bling.
The almighty Ginger is thought to have been produced by Indians and Chinese for more than 5000 years as a tonic root to treat a variety of ailments. Ginger is so old that its true ancestry remains unknown. Even before history was properly documented , ginger was utilized as a flavouring. Although ginger has been known by its middle English name, gingivere. But for more than 3000 years it was known by the Sanskrit term “srngaveram”, which was based on its outward appearance, “Horn-root”. It was known as zinziberi in Latin and ziggiberis in Greek. The Gingerbread Breadman, which is a beloved holiday dessert and a story too, is said to have been created by Queen Elizabeth I of England.
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 2 tsp Ginger powder
- ½ tsp Pepper powder
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Water, as required
- 2 tbsp Sugar, powdered – for garnishing/icing
- In a heated saucepan, add some sugar, ginger powder, pepper powder, honey, and water. Combine thoroughly.
- Once the concoction is properly blended, squeeze over half lemon juice. Mix well.
- Cook the candy syrup over medium heat for 8 minutes.
- Keep stirring in between until it turns into a thick syrup.
- Check the syrup by pouring one tiny drop of it into a bowl having little water. If it turns into a solid candy, the syrup is perfect.
- Now, take a spoon and make tiny portions of the syrup. Pour them over a wet baking sheet.
- Place the toothpicks to make a cough lollipop or enjoy the cough drops without a stick.
- Sprinkle over powdered sugar.
- Allow the candies to rest, thereby cooling them down.
- Once set, remove the candies from the baking sheet.
- Store them in an airtight jar. These candies will only last fresh for up to 12-15 days.
Have a Ginger Candy whenever the weather is bad and your throat annoys you!