Thursday, January 26, 2012

Candied Ginger Anyone ? :o)

Last night I was able to cook down the Ginger until it was in a syrupy condition and I didn't want it sticking all over my dehydrator so I wrapped a pan in tin foil and spread them out on it...and put the oven on 
my lowest "warm" and let it stay on until 4:30  am this morning ..what a beautiful job the oven did :o)  some of them stuck, but not where I couldn't just pull them off..and tasting it ..it was soooo good :o) nice and chewy and with that ginger bite..I'm loving it. Thanks Leigh  for that simple recipe.



Yesterday you saw how much I started with and after it cooks down and dries in the oven ...it's surprising how much less or bulk there is..:o) but it's well worth it.. After taking them off the baking sheet I put them into a baggie with sugar and shook it to get sugar on the sticky parts of th ginger ..then put them into this plastic container I had on hand..They are going to be a good snack food :o) ...the syrup that was left from cooking I put in a jar I had honey in..it was too thick for pancakes, so I'll use it as my sweetener when I make a cup of hot ginger which is getting to be a regular thing around here :o).
I couldn't tell the difference in the purple ginger ( I didn't even look for it :o)...If you haven't done this ..try it ..you will be pleased :o)

10 comments:

Prairie Cat said...

Looking good!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Prairie Cat,
tasting good too :o)

Mrs.Pickles said...

looks great!!

Robin said...

Nice job Ginny! They look wonderful!

Leigh said...

Ginny, you're welcome. I'm so glad you tried it and it turned out so well. Your syrup looked really nice and thick. Such a great way to keep it on hand.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mrs Pickles,
they taste as great as they look too :o)

Robin
I'm very pleased with the results, and to think I'd spend twice as much for a little packet than the whole batch cost me :o)

Daisy said...

Ginny, you are such a talented lady. They look great! :)

cyndy said...

Those look yummy!! Love me some Ginger!

Norma Chang said...

Those candied ginger look yummy and bet they taste a whole lot better than the store bouht ones. How much did the finished product weigh?

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Daisy,
not talent just desire to try something new. Mean while loving the trying :o)

cyndy
I'm loving this ginger too...(maybe too much, I'm snacking on it like there is no tomorrow :o)

Norma Chang
I didn't bother to weigh it , but I'd guess about one solid pound :o) half of what i bought..I may have to make more very soon..they sure are good as a quick snack :o)