So I thought, why not experiment with other ingredients to make a candied version of it, and that’s when I made this Candied Ginger Recipe.
With the perfect hint of spice from ginger along with the sweetness from coated sugar, this candy was just perfect to satisfy my sweet tooth.
This Ginger Candy is great to cure a cough or cold.
So whenever at my home, someone catches a cold, I give them this ginger candy which gives instant relief to the throat.
Also, if you have a sweet tooth just like me, you can even pop one of these candy after your meals.
What is Ginger Candy?
Candied Ginger is nothing but a simple candy where ginger is cut into thin slices and then coated with sugar syrup.
A great substitute for the store-bought candies that can be consumed by your kids and family.
Difference between Candied Ginger and Crystallised Ginger?
Both the terms are used for ginger coated in syrup.
But if you want to make a distinction, Candied Ginger is where ginger can be coated with any simple syrup, whereas Crystallised Ginger is where ginger is specifically coated with sugar syrup.
What does Ginger Candy taste like?
Moist and chewy, it is a little pungent due to the use of ginger root with a spicy-sweet flavor.
It gets the spiciness from the ginger, whereas sweetness from the coated sugar on the top of ginger.
This candied ginger will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but will assure you of some health benefits when consumed.
It is a great remedy for cough and cold, as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It also reduces inflammation and pain created due to it.
It even treats nausea. If you are having morning sickness, these will come to your rescue.
As ginger contains active compounds that can relieve sinuses and protect the body against toxins and viruses, it is also called as a great immunity booster.
You can have it on its own, to satisfy your sweet tooth.
You can chop it finely and then add it to your cookies or bread.
Add it to your desserts such as brownies, pies, and tarts or just add it in your drinks like lemon juice, Mocktail, or Cocktail.
Dip these candied ginger pieces in melted chocolate.
Once done, let it cool down and serve as a special after-dinner treat.
You can add finely chopped candied ginger into your salads for that spicy hint.
It adds a great flavor to the salads.
Step By Step Recipe
Wash, peel the ginger and pat dry. Slice it into thin slices. Add the slices in a pan and cover with cold water.
Bring it to a boil. Simmer the heat for 2 minutes.
Strain and discard the water. Repeat the process 2 more times.
Heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a pan. When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
Add the ginger slices. Cook for 20-30 minutes till the the ginger turns translucent. Do not stir during this process otherwise their will be crystallization.
Strain the syrup and store it for future use. ( iced tea or any other drink )
Let the ginger cool for 2 minutes. Roll the crystallized ginger in castor sugar.
Arrange on a wire rack and let dry for 6-8 hours. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Ginger Candy Recipe
- 100 g Ginger
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Castor Sugar
- Wash and peel the ginger and pat dry.
- Slice it into thin slices.
- Add the slices in a pan and cover with cold water.
- Bring it to a boil.
- Simmer the heat for 2 minutes.
- Strain and discard the water.
- Repeat the process 2 more times
- Heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a pan.
- When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Add the ginger slices.
- Cook for 20-30 minutes till the the ginger turns translucent.
- Do not stir during this process otherwise their will be crystallization.
- Strain the syrup and store it for future use. ( iced tea or any other drink )
- Let the ginger cool for 2 minutes.
- Roll the crystallized ginger in castor sugar.
- Arrange on a wire rack and let dry for 6-8 hours.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.