Despite being surrounded by people coughing and spluttering their way through the winter months, I had remained steadfastly well until a couple of days ago.
My throat seemed a bit dry initially and by yesterday afternoon it felt quite raspy and I was developing a dry cough. I had a glass of hot lemon juice and honey before I went to bed but I still managed to wake up this morning with almost no voice. Some would be cheering at this turn of events!
Other than the dry cough, I feel perfectly well and hope that this continues. However, I really felt in need of something to soothe my throat and found this recipe. It is essentially honey and lemon toffee by any other name but it certainly keeps the dry cough at bay.
Here are the cough drops cooling on a baking sheet.
Once they were completely set I tossed them in a mixture of arrowroot and icing sugar (4 parts arrowroot to 1 part of icing sugar).
Then I stored them in an airtight jar.
These will live in my desk drawer until I get rid of the annoying cough. Hopefully, it will not develop into anything worse.