Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ginger Syrup

What to do with the ginger that is leftover from the teaspoon of fresh ginger needed in a recipe.

Ginger Syrup
2 cups ginger slices, peeled (1/8 inch thick)
2 cups sugar
2 cups water

Mix ginger, sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a slow simmer. Reduce mixture by 50 percent until a syrupy consistency is reached. Keep in
mind that the syrup will thicken as it cools. Strain warm syrup. Allow to cool.

While syrup is cooling, make ginger candy. Take ginger slices that have
been drained out of the syrup and completely coat in sugar. Spread on sheet
pan and slowly dry out in a 225-degree oven for 3 hours. Ginger slices
should be dried but still chewy.

*Best-Ever Ginger-Limeade*
1 part ginger syrup
7 parts soda water
1 lime cut in wedges
4 mint sprigs

In a tall glass of ice, add mint sprig and a ratio of 1 part ginger syrup to
7 parts soda water. Squeeze lime wedge and add to drink. Use more syrup
if desired. Stir and enjoy. Can also make drink with chilled soda water and
add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a tasty Ginger Ale Float.

from "Simply Ming"

I think I will make the syrup and can it like I did with the strawberry lemonade.

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