Crystallized Ginger

I looooooove ginger. Ginger tea, ginger chews, crystallized ginger, and ginger cookies…  Ginger is just so wonderfully warming! I must warn you, if you don’t have strong self control when it comes to treats, you miiight devour these faster than desired. I did. I couldn’t get enough! Ginger is great for digestion, it’s anti-inflammatory, and it’s aids in circulation. Delicious and healthy? Yes, please.

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 ginger root pieces, about 2-3 inches long
  • 3-5 cups water
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar, plus 1/4 cup for dusting

Begin by first peeling the ginger pieces, then very carefully slicing them as thinly as possible.

Place ginger in pot and pour in enough water to cover. Bring to a low boil and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Then drain off water (save it for tea!) and pour in enough water to cover once again. Pour in sugar.

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Cook over medium heat for 35-40 minutes, or until it reaches about 225 degrees Fahrenheit. It will begin to look translucent. Let the ginger sit in this pot for an hour.

Drain thoroughly and toss in sugar. Allow to cool completely.

This should keep in a sealed container for one to two weeks. It’s a wonderful treat to enjoy after a meal. Or with some tea. Or on peanut butter toast….

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