Recipe by CoolMonday
I found this at cdkitchen.com and it looked so easy I had to try it.. I will never buy candied ginger again.. this was outstanding. And I can't wait to try the syrup in some tea.
Top Review by Girl in Uruguay
Fantastic recipe! Thank you!!! So simple. I am living in Uruguay and can't find candied ginger. I hadn't thought of making it until I ran across this recipe, so thank you. I doubled the batch and it took about twice the cooking time. After removing the ginger I added orange peel to the sugar sauce and made candied orange peel. It tasted amazing! I dipped the candied ginger and orange peel in chocolate and made scones! I used the sugar sauce to make caramel (added butter and cream)...it was some of the best caramel I've ever had. I also made a drink: orange juice, sparkling water and sugar sauce...yummy. Oh, I used a spoon to peel my ginger...put the front of the spoon towards you and scrape the skin off (you're using the edge of the top of the spoon to scrap). I couldn't believe how easy this made to peel the ginger.
Directions See How It's Made
- Peel ginger and slice into rounds about 1/8 inch thick.
- Mix sugar and water in a large sauce pan and bring to boil.
- When sugar is disolved, add ginger and boil for 45 minutes.
- Ginger should be sweet and tender.
- Drain ginger and reserve liquid.
- Place ginger on rack to dry for 30 minutes.
- Toss with sugar to coat.
- Let dry on wax paper.
- Store in airtight container.
- Boil reserved liquid until reduced to a syrup with consistency between maple syrup and honey. (mine was that way after the 45 minutes with the ginger in it.
- Sugar will crystalize, but just and a little water and boil.
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
- Syrup can be used for waffles, icecream, tea, Or whereever you use syrup.