Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
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.
- 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.
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.
Awesome! This is one of those things I always bought and wondered, "how do they make that?" Now I've made my own candied ginger, and it's WAY better! About to use it in my fruitcake. Never had the syrup before, but how awesome... just mixed some with a little orange juice, vanilla vodka, chocolate liqueur, ground cloves, and cinnamon, and had an awesome gingerbread martini! The first of many...
I have always had problems finding candied ginger in the supermarkets here and was pleased to see I could make my own so easily. I did tinker with the recipe a bit, reducing the sugar and water and slicing the ginger very thinly. I also didn't bother drying it but just kept it in a jar in the fridge with the remaining syrup which had a honey-like texture and a wonderful aroma. Thanks for posting something so simple and useful.