SALT LIQUORICE CARAMELS: Tangy liquorice gives these salted caramels a quirky edge. The caramels only take 30 minutes to make but need to set overnight. Ingredients - groundnut oil, for greasing, 125g/4½oz unsalted butter, 225g/8oz granulated sugar, 200g/7oz condensed milk, 175ml/6fl oz golden syrup, 2 large pinches rock salt, or to taste 10g raw liquorice powder, ¼ tsp black food colouring paste Method - Grease a 20cm/8in square baking tin with groundnut oil, then line with baking paper and grease again.Place the butter in a deep, heavy-bottomed pan with the sugar, condensed milk and golden syrup. Heat over the lowest heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve the sugar.Put a sugar thermometer in the pan and increase the heat slightly to bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring constantly until the temperature reaches 118C/245F. (Caution: boiling sugar is extremely hot. Handle very carefully. Use a deep pan to avoid bubbling over.) Take the pan off the heat and use a wooden spoon to stir in a generous pinch of rock salt, the liquorice powder and black food colouring. Beat the mixture well until the black paste colours it completely. Pour the caramel into the prepared tin and scatter with rock salt. Leave to cool for one hour, then place in the fridge. Leave overnight before cutting into squares. Wrap each square in a piece of parchment paper. Enjoy with a coffee or give to your friends as a gift. FROZEN PEA ICE CREAM WITH BANANAS AND MINT - Pop the bananas in the fridge the night before and you can have this healthy dessert ready in less than 5 minutes. Ingredients - 4 frozen sliced bananas, 1 handful fresh mint, 250g/9oz frozen, peas, ½ lime, juice only, 2 tbsp agave syrup, 5 drops liquorice essence, or a pinch of liquorice powder. Method - Mix all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.Serve immediately in glasses or bowls.
Some spices and herbs from our grandmothers' trove are so precious that till date they continue to be used in everyday home remedies. One such age-old herb that has been used for its exceptional health promoting properties is mulethi or liquorice, also spelt as licorice. A perennial herb that is found in various parts of Asia and Europe, mulethi has been used for centuries, especially in Ayurveda. Its anti dia-betic and anti-oxidant properties.
supports in metabolic synd-rome. It supports liver health and is an antiseptic that helps to calm the stomach. It is also an expectorant and decon-gestant that can support in respiratory i.n.f.e.c.t.i.o.n.s. There is some evidence that liquorice in small amounts can be used to decrease sugar cravings. Moreover, it is also known to be beneficial in cases of low BP. BENEFITS: 1. Keeps the respiratory tract healthy - Chewing on mulethi sticks is an age-old remedy
sore throat It is due to its expectorant and bronc.hodinlator properties that it can help in cough, bronc-hitis and also help in chronic ast-hma. If you want to avoid chewing on mulethi sticks, you can mix ginger juice to mulethi tea. 2. Boosts immunity Regular use of mulethi is known to boost immunity, thanks to the enzymes present in the root plant; it helps the body produce lymphocytes and macrophages that protect the body from microbes,
pollutants, allergens and cells that cause auto immune problems. 3. Boosts digestion - Mulethi has active compounds glycyrrhizin and carbenoxolone that are known to relieve constipation, stomach discomfort, hea.rtburn, acidity and other stomach problems. It also acts as a mild laxative, playing an effective role in stimulating b.o.w.e.l movements.4. Glowing skin - Mulethi is an emollient that helps maintain a healthy glowing skin. All you need to do is to add
mulethi powder to rose water or milk depending on the type of your skin. This will help combat d.e.p.i.g.m.e.n.t.a.t.i.on and further soothe skin rashes. 6. Eases menopausal symptoms The phytoestrogenic compounds in this herb help correct hormonal imbalance in the body to ease menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, etc Also in the product description section - Please also check out exciting recipes using liquorice root powder