If you read my recent post about candied ginger, you know that I’m a bit…obsessed.
So obsessed that I set about looking for as many interesting recipes using my new favorite ingredient as I could find.
But then I thought, why not start by making my own candied ginger?
I thought it would be hard – I had never “candied” anything before.
But guess what? It’s super easy!
Yep – with only three ingredients (one of them being water!) and no special equipment, you can make these addictive little gems yourself.
And don’t worry – I’ll be sharing those recipes soon!
adapted from The Kitchn
1 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. sugar (plus extra sugar for coating)
1 c. peeled and sliced ginger
Place a wire rack over a parchment-lined baking sheet; set aside.
Combine water and 1 1/2 c. sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add ginger, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Pour mixture into a sieve set over a measuring cup or small bowl (you can reserve the ginger “syrup” for another use). Transfer the ginger to the wire rack. Let stand till almost completely dry (ginger should feel just slightly tacky to the touch).
Coat ginger generously with additional sugar; return to rack to set completely. Ginger can be stored in an airtight container for up to three months.