How much do you love Ginger? I know I do! This really easy recipe is so straight forward and fun to make and most of all it tastes lovely, like hot and sweet at the same time.
There are a good few good uses for this Root (Rhizome) you will find in Teas, Cookies and you cant find an Asian Dish such as Curry with Ginger! and of course a long standing Natural Remedy for ailments such as Nausea, Cramping and Indigestion. Crystallized Ginger that has been preserved in sugar, makes it tastier and easier to consume.
- 1 Pound of Fresh Ginger Root
- 5 Cups of Water
- Approximately 500g of Granulated Sugar
- Powdered Sugar (Icing Sugar)
- Butter for greasing
- A Tray (Baking Tray will do)
- Parchment Paper
- A Container or Jar
Slice and peel the ginger into small squares around 2/3 mm in size, I like to make mine a little more rustic so I don’t slice it uniformed, I chop it into pieces of all different shapes and sizes. Place the ginger in a saucepan (preferably not your best one!) with the 5 cups of water, boil and simmer for at least 35 minutes or once the ginger is tender.
Once boiled leave one cup of water aside. The smell of the ginger cooking is lovely!
Next strain off the Ginger into a Colander not forgetting that cup of ginger infused water!
Add the ginger back to saucepan on simmer with the cup of infused water then gradually add the granulated sugar until you get to a syrup consistency, turn up the heat if needed and keep stirring so it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Once it gets all thick and glossy strain off as much of the residual as you can and place onto the greased parchment paper
Once cooled (if there are residual sugary bits pick them out) then sprinkle some powdered sugar on top, again for that rustic sweetshop look.
Uses for Crystallized Ginger
- Use for Morning Sickness, Travel Sickness, Indigestion and Upset Stomach
- Finely Chop and add to your Cookie Mixture
- Chop and Combine with Nuts and Spices on a Baked Apple or Pear
- Dip into Dark Chocolate (Fondue)
- Add to Tea
- Just Snack as a Sweet Treat (Contains around 40 Calories)