Sweet and Spicy Delight: Homemade Candied Ginger Recipe

Candied ginger is a delightful treat that blends ginger’s spicy kick with a sweet, sugary coating. It is delicious on its own and makes a wonderful addition to baked goods, trail mixes, and even savory dishes. Plus, making candied ginger at home is easier than you might think! Let’s walk through a simple recipe for homemade candied ginger that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Ingredients to make Candied Ginger

  • 1 pound fresh ginger root
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Additional granulated sugar for coating (optional)

Instructions for Ginger Candy:

  1. Peel and slice the ginger: Use a spoon or vegetable peeler to peel the ginger root. Then, cut the ginger into thin rounds or strips. The thinner the slices, the faster the ginger will candy.
  2. Boil the ginger: Place the sliced ginger in a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes to soften it and remove some of its spiciness. Drain the ginger and set it aside.
  3. To make the syrup, combine 2 cups of granulated sugar and 2 cups of water in the same pot. Stir the mixture over medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves, creating a simple syrup.
  4. Candy the ginger: Add the boiled ginger slices to the simple syrup, submerging them fully. Let the ginger simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it becomes translucent and the syrup thickens.
  5. Drain and coat: Once the ginger is candied to your liking, use a slotted spoon to remove it from the syrup and place it on a wire rack to drain. Roll the candied ginger in additional granulated sugar for extra sweetness and sparkle if desired.
  6. Let it dry: Allow the candied ginger to cool and dry completely before storing it in an airtight container. Remember, it will continue to firm up as it cools, resulting in a chewy texture with a lovely crunch of sugar coating.
candied ginger

Enjoy Your Homemade Candied Ginger

Now that you’ve mastered making candied ginger at home, the possibilities are endless! Enjoy it as a standalone snack, chop it up and add it to your favorite baked goods, or use it to garnish cocktails and desserts for a sweet and spicy flavor.

Experiment with other spices to customize your candied ginger to suit your taste preferences. With this simple recipe, you can indulge in the deliciousness of homemade candied ginger anytime, anywhere. This method works with other herbs too!
Happy candying!

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