GINGER SYRUP AND CANDIED GINGER

Ginger syrup

This is a post for all the ginger lovers. Recently, I’ve had a total ginger-obsession mixing ginger syrup with fizzy water as a homemade ginger beer, or adding it to green tea (or any sort of tea for that matter). This homemade ginger syrup recipe is super simple and you also get a whole load of candied ginger as a by-product to be used in cookies, cupcakes or cocktails.Are you totally ginger-obsessed, too? What are your favourite drinks or recipes? If you have any recipe requests that you’d like to see on the blog just leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to make it happen.

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Ingredients: 500ml water, 400g sugar, 120-150g piece of fresh ginger, icing sugar for sprinkling.

Method: Peel the ginger and slice finely. In a medium sized saucepan bring the water and sugar to the boil. Place the ginger in the saucepan and leave to simmer for 1 hour. Strain the ginger and leave the syrup to cool. Leave the ginger to cool on greaseproof paper and sprinkle with icing sugar. Once cool, use a funnel to pour the ginger syrup into containers (I used 2 glass bottle I had lying around and a jam jar). Put a few pieces of the candied ginger into each container. Label and date your bottles.

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Have a lovely afternoon! xS

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