How to make homemade honey candies

There is no doubt that the honey It is a food that provides a simply incredible amount of different benefits and properties. For this reason it is considered as a superfood, as it happens with the egg and its multiple virtues and nutritional qualities.

Regarding its benefits and properties, honey stands out for being anti-inflammatory, so that it is interesting when it comes to soothing both swelling and pain, hence it is especially useful when it comes to healing wounds and soothing burns. In addition, its viscous quality makes it an excellent protection barrier for the prevention of infections.

On the other hand, we can not forget its revitalizing benefits, hence its regular consumption is advised especially in chronic physical and mental fatigue, as well as in cases of asthenia. Also, did you know that it also provides laxative qualities? Although it is a less known benefit, the truth is that honey is an ideal food when it comes to regularize and improve intestinal transit.

However, we can not forget one of the qualities and medicinal virtues for which honey is extremely popular and known: it is useful in case of colds, flu, laryngitis and pharyngitis. On the one hand, for its content in vitamins and minerals, and on the other for its soothing qualities in case of pain and sore throat. Although for these situations an excellent solution is to take a spoonful of honey and let it dissolve slowly until it is swallowed completely, another ideal option - and also delicious - is to elaborate honey candies. Do you want to encourage them to do them at home? We explain how.

What do you need? Ingredients

  • 180 gr. of sugar
  • Honey
  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Candy molds

Steps to make honey candies

  1. If you have candy molds you can pass this step. In case you do not have them, it is as simple as using a rectangular or square container and covering it with vegetable paper.
  2. Once done, put a saucepan on the fire and add 180 grams of sugar, one tablespoon of honey and another of water.
  3. Remove the mixture continuously with the help of a wooden spoon.
  4. With the medium-high heat, when the mixture begins to boil it leaves boiling for 6 minutes. After this time you will notice that all the ingredients have melted, becoming a kind of liquid caramel.
  5. When this candy acquires a yellowish / amber tone, remove from the heat and add a tablespoon of baking soda, stirring constantly. You will notice that bubbles form after adding baking soda.
  6. Now pour the liquid candy into the mold, quickly (in this way you will prevent the bubbles formed by the bicarbonate from disappearing).
  7. Allow the caramel to cool in the mold and harden. Then you can split it into several portions.

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