A delicious idea to flavor and make your desserts even more beautiful: here’s how to make candied ginger to decorate desserts!
Homemade candied ginger is easy and fun and allows you to give an extra aromatic, fresh and sweet touch to a thousand desserts. You can use a “rain” of caramelized ginger for to decorate frothy cupcakes, or to give a refined allure to a very simple lemon or chocolate glazed cake; it is also perfect for adding the finishing touch to a dessert. In short, you can really indulge your imagination, replacing the ginger candies with the classic candied citron and orange.
Besides being used for decorate sweets, can also be eaten as it is, in chips. By the way, the benefits of ginger are many: it is a natural digestivehas anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic properties and is also a stimulant.
We go to the stove to prepare it knowing, however, that the ratio between sugar and ginger is one to one: if you want to prepare more or less, adjust the quantities keeping the same proportion.
How to cook candied ginger
First, clean it thoroughly root of fresh ginger, scraping the peel off with a vegetable peeler. Cut it into thin slices, with a knife or mandolin.
Put the slices in a saucepan, cover them entirely with water and bring to the boil, leaving them to cook for 30-40 minutes, until soft.
Drain the ginger slices and weigh them, then put them back in a saucepan, preferably non-stick, with the same weight of granulated sugar and enough water to cover them.
Leave to cook for another half hour to forty minutes, until well caramelised.
Drain and leave to cool on a sheet of parchment paper sprinkled with granulated sugar.
Once cold, add more sugar, close the oven paper in foil and shake the contents well.
Now put in a container and serve on the table.
You can use your chopped candied ginger on desserts or eat it as it is.
How to store candied ginger
If you don’t use it right away, it’s important to keep the ginger correctly: put it in glass jars for a maximum of 1 month, in a cool, dry place, and you’ll have no problems. Then place them away from direct sunlight in a cool, dry place.
How to use candied ginger
Caramelized ginger can be enjoyed on its own, you can always carry it with you (in resealable jars or sachets) and enjoy it as you would with the classics candies digestive.
Also try to cover it with chocolate and serve it at the end of a meal together with dried fruit: it is undoubtedly an original idea!
Fans of ginger recipes cannot fail to try the ginger and lemon infusion!
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