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Candied Ginger

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Introduction

Easy-peasy and cheap to make

Ingredients

Serves: makes approx. one pound.

  • nonstick spray
  • ½ fresh gingerroot
  • 5 water
  • ½ granulated sugar

Method

Candied Ginger is a community recipe submitted by cake_eater and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Spray a cooling rack with nonstick and set it in a pan lined with parchment.
  • Peel the ginger and slice into 1/8 inch slices, place in a 4 quart saucepan with the water and cook over medium heat. Cover and cook for 35 min..until tender. Transfer to a colander to drain reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid.
  • Return the ginger to the pan with the 1/4 cup water and add the sugar. Set over med-high heat and bring to the boil, stirring frequently, then reduce the heat and cook stirring all the while until the syrup looks dry;has almost evaporated and begins to recrystallize (about 20 minutes).
  • Transfer immediately to the cooling rack and separate the pieces. Once completely cool store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  • Additional Information

    About an hour to cook all told.

    Makes approx 1 pound

    Save the sugar that has dripped beneath the rack and use it to top ginger biscuits, sprinkle over ice cream or to sweeten coffee.

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