Do you need a good after meal snack? Something to munch on in class or at work? A little added zing to your tea?
I certainly did, until I found crystallized ginger. A little spicy, a little sweet, a lot chewy, this has quickly become one of my favorite confections. Buy it in bulk at your local grocery store if you are lazy, or make it with this super simple recipe!
1 large hunk of ginger, cut into thin slices
A simple syrup of 1 cup of sugar to 1/2 of a cup of water
Sugar for coating
Boil the ginger slices in plain old water for about 30 minutes, or until it is soft.
Drain. Bring simple syrup to a boil and add in ginger slices. Let simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Drain again, reserving your brand new batch of ginger simple syrup (perfect for tea, cocktails, or poached pears!)
Toss slices with sugar and let dry a bit. Enjoy!
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