Candied ginger is delicious served as a sweet snack with tea, as a garnish, or mixed into a variety of baked goods or pastries! Be sure the ginger root is very fresh: unblemished, smooth light brown and no wrinkles. Sightly adapted from my friend Caroline's recipe. Note: The repeated blanching is in order to boil out the sharpness of the ginger. If your ginger is not too sharp, you may only need to blanch it once or twice. It helps to have a second opinion on this.