January 16, 2012 at 10:45am

Yes, you can crystalize ginger. It takes time, but works beautifully. I peel, thinly slice and weight the ginger. I cover it with water and bring that to a boil and boil for 30 minutes and then drain, reserving the liquid (which I save in the refrigerator for tea, but you must dilute before using it for that purpose as it will be strong). Then, I add the same weight of sugar as the ginger weighed after it was sliced. and a couple of tablespoons of water. I bring that to a boil, then turn down a bit and allow it to cook until the sugar is absorbed. You can then cool it and toss it is sugar, coarse or otherwise, if you wish. It keeps well, tightly covered. Nice as gifts in a pretty container. I should add, concerning crystallizing ginger, it takes A LONG TIME, for the sugar to be absorbed and for it to crystallize, but it works. Thanks - I'll try this. PJH
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