Candy Making: Homemade Cough Candy Recipes, Homemade Cough Drops

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Presents: Candy Making Recipes from Mrs. Harding's Twentieth Century Cookbook - Printed 1921
                    HOMEMADE COUGH CANDIES
                                   Cough Candy (No.1) Break slippery-elm bark into small pieces, put into a half pint cup as much of the bark as it will hold, and pour in enough hot water to fill to the brim; let the bark soak in this for an hour. Fill another half-pint cup half full of whole flaxseed and brim this with hot water, leaving the seed to soak for an hour. At the end of that time put three cups of brown sugar in a saucepan, strain the water from the slippery elm and the flaxseed, and add to the sugar. Stirring constantly, cook until the sugar has boiled past the sirup stage and becomes sugary again; turn out into a buttered tin and when it is cold break into small pieces. This is better if flavored to taste with lemon juice.                                   Cough Candy (No.2) Measure a half cup of white flaxseed - the whole seed not the meat -into a dish; pour over it a half pint of boiling water. Into another dish measure a cup of broken slippery-elm bark and pour over this just enough water to cover it and let both steep for two hours. Strain into a saucepan, pressing from the seed and bark all the water you can, that as much as possible of the value of these may be obtained. Add three pounds of granulated sugar and the juice of two lemons, and boil the mixture until it is brittle when dropped into cold water. Turn out into buttered pans or dishes and cut or break into pieces.        Also Available Online: Art of Candy Making Fully Explained (1915) Candies and Bonbons And How To Make Them (1913) Home Candy Making (1911) Candy Recipes From "Practical Housekeeping" (1881) Links

                              Cough Drops
Put a half cup of slippery-elm bark and the same quantity of white flaxseed-the whole seed,-into a saucepan or bowl, pour one cup of hot water over them and steep for an hour, stirring them occasionally. At the end of that time strain through a flannel or jelly bag. Put three cups of granulated sugar in this infusion, set the saucepan over the fire, and stir it for two minutes after the sugar melts. Drop the mixture from a teaspoon

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minutes after the sugar melts. Drop the mixture from a teaspoon or candy dipper upon oiled or waxed paper and leave the cough drops on this until they are entirely cold. Moisten the paper on the under side and they will come off easily. If you wish, you may flavor with lemon juice, peppermint, or wintergreen when you mix the sugar and the infusion.

                           Hoarhound Candy
Steep a heaping tablespoon of hoarhound leaves in a half cup of boiling water and let them stand in this for an hour, strain off, squeezing the leaves to get all the value from them, put over the fire with two cups of brown sugar, stir until the sugar is dissolved, add a tablespoon of vinegar, and boil until a little of the candy is brittle when dropped into cold water. Turn out into a buttered pan, cut into squares when the candy begins to harden, and when cold break apart.

                           Hoarhound Drops
Prepare the infusion of leaves as directed in the preceding recipe and make the mixture of sugar and water. When the sugar is dissolved add a tablespoon of lemon juice, cook until the candy has reached the brittle stage, and then drop it from a teaspoon or a candy dipper upon buttered paper and let it become cold before removing from the paper. Either the candy or the drops may be made from the fresh hoarhound leaves as well as from the dried.

                      Irish Moss Cough Candy
Wash a cupful of Irish moss in cold water, pour a quart of boiling water upon it, put it over the fire, and simmer very gently for half an hour, then set it aside and let the moss become cold in the water. Take out the moss, return to the fire the water in which it was cooked, and let this boil down until you have only a pint of the liquid. Add to this four cups of granulated sugar. Stir until dissolved, then cook without stirring until the mixture is brittle when a little of it is dropped into cold water. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice, turn from the saucepan into buttered pans, mark into squares with a knife, and when cold break these apart.

                       Licorice Cough Candy
Break two ounces of licorice in a half cup of hot water, leave until it dissolves, and put it with a cup of gum arabic which has been dissolved in a cup of warm water and strained through a cloth. Heat these in a saucepan with two cups of confectioners' sugar, and stir until it has boiled to the stage where a little of it is hard and elastic when dropped into col<t water. Pour into a shallow pan, well buttered, and stand this in a warm place to dry. When it is elastic without being brittle, remove to a cool place and leave until cold. Break into small pieces.
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