I was hosting an essential oil class in a couple of days. I wanted to give my guests a little something made with EOs to take home. In the past, I made bath salts. It's just my speed. Epsom salts, a little baking soda and a few drops of oil in a jar. Boom. Done.
But my friend Dawn had me at her oil class and she gave away some really healthy and delicious homemade throat lozenges. And a recipe. Ok, I can do this. There are only 2 ingredients plus a few oils! I bought the candy thermometer. I was ready to go.
Lainie was helping me. Doing most of the work actually. So that left me free to take some pics. "This is cool" I thought. This looks like a cooking show. Maybe I could blog about this experience. I could be the next Pioneer Woman. I will take gorgeous pictures and people will follow me. I will write a cookbook. I will be rich and famous!
|Wow that looks so professional!|
Lainie helped me with the stirring which took forever. But then she left me. Abandoned me. I had to finish stirring and it was not fun. I mean, it's been at 275 degrees for, like, 16 hours. Where is 300? Is this ever gonna happen?
|OK, a little less professional.|
Dawn said it was easy. Just dump a bag of powdered sugar on a cookie sheet, make craters in it for the candy and pour it in.
|OK back on track. This looks helpful and educational.|
|This one is from a food blogger. Like me!|
Well. I poured. I missed. The liquid was stringy and stretchy. This looks nothing like the video of lozenge making that I watched on YouTube. These things look nothing like Dawn's lozenges. I kept trying. But apparently lozenge making is not my thang. As you can see.
|Umm, yeah. Those are gonna poke someones soft palette and they will hate me.|
Pioneer Woman, you are safe. For now.