What better herb to say warmth in the cold of winter than ginger? Not only does this root quell nausea, but it’s nutritional to boot!
3 big chunks of ginger – about a pound
1 ½ cups organic sugar
1 cup water
Snap off chunks from the main root and scrape off the peels with a spoon. Cut them into ¼ inch thick slices and put them in a saucepan Toss in the sugar and water.
Turn on medium heat and cook it, stirring occasionally to frequently until the water is almost gone and it’s a thick syrup… around 45 minutes. Sample a piece to see if the ginger is soft. If not, put it back on the heat and simmer until ginger is soft.
Put the slices on a cooling rack with parchment paper under it or large sieve over a bowl. As the ginger pieces cool and dry, they will have a yummy coating of ginger flavored sugar. And the syrup that drips down into the bowl is so incredible! Use this sugar in homemade hot chocolate, sprinkle it on your cookies, or even in tea. The taste is ah-mazing!
For chocolate covered candied ginger:
The next step into awesome tasting candied ginger is to cover them in chocolate! Simply melt chocolate morsels in a double boiler, then dip the candied ginger in the chocolate. Set on a parchment paper to harden. You can speed up the process by putting them in the fridge. So yummy!!!! It’s hard to stop eating them!