What is Flavor and Fortune?
How do I subscribe?
How do I get past issues?
How do I advertise?
How do I contact the editor?

Read 6961650 times

Connect me to:
Book reviews
Letters to the Editor
Newmans News and Notes
Restaurant reviews

Article Index (all years, slow)
List of Article Years
Article Index (2024)
Article Index (last 2 years)
Things others say
Related Links

Log In...

Categories & Topics

Coltsfoot: A Throat-soothing Herbal Candy

Food as Herbs, Health, and Medicine

Coltsfoot: A Throat-soothing Herbal Candy
15 cups coltsfoot leaves without any stems
1 pound granulated sugar
2 cups corn syrup
3 Tablespoons butter
pinch of baking soda
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1. Rinse the coltsfoot leaves well, then put into a large pot with 5 cups of cold water.
2. Bring them to the boil and boil for three minutes, then add the sugar, corn syrup, and the butter and cook until this sugar mixture reaches the ‘hard boil stage’ or when one drop in cold water turns hard. At that point, remove from the heat, add the baking soda, put it into an electric mixer and beat until it starts to get stiff.
3. Oil an eight or nine inch square pan, pour in the firm sugar mixture, and allow to harden.
4. Break the hardened material into sucking candy size pieces and use them as throat lozenges. Use about than four or five a day.

Flavor and Fortune is a magazine of:

Copyright © 1994-2024 by ISACC, all rights reserved
3 Jefferson Ferry Drive
S. Setauket NY 11720