Food Friday : How to Make Candied Ginger
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.