My husband Nick is a big fan of candied ginger, so I used to purchase it for him at a fancy candy store. But this was reserved for special occasions because it was quite expensive, and each package only contained a small amount.
So, to treat him for Easter this year I decided to make him some myself. And wow, were we ever happy with the results. He simply loved it and kept exclaiming that he couldn't believe that I had made it.
And you know what? I was dead easy to do! Anyone can make delicious candied ginger at home. All it takes is time, in that it has to dry out in a single layer, overnight before you put it in a jar. (I had to hide mine on the top of the bookcase in the guest room. I was certain he would discover it because the room smelled delightfully of ginger. But he didn't find it and was completely surprised to receive it on Easter morning.)
I made a pound of ginger, but next time I will make more, because it went quite quickly. To give you a feel for how much ginger makes up a pound, the plate I have the peeled ginger on is a sandwich place, which is seven inches across.
Here are the steps to make your own ...
You can be sure that we will be making this treat again. It is surprisingly delicious! Spicy hot with just the right amount of heat and sweetness.
Thanks for taking a look. Wishing you a great Friday.
I'm going out for dinner tonight with a couple of girlfriends I haven't seen for much too long. We're trying out a new-to-me restaurant that specializes in pizza. mmmm.
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