Measuring crystallized ginger
I've never really cooked much with this stuff since I've never learned how to accurately measure it. You go and buy a whole bottle from the grocery store and then get a recipe that asks for what seems like not a huge amount of it...and I end up using the entire bottle (and still coming up short).
Doesn't chop well because it's too sticky and gooey. Putting it in the food processor was a disaster. Cramming it into a measuring cup to try and get the air pockets out just causes a whole new set of headaches. Just a real pain to work with.
And yet this morning, the lady of the house shows me some recipe that's on the front page of Yahoo for a pear and ginger cheesecake that requires 1/3 of a cup of the stuff. Anyone happen to know how much 1/3c of it is by weight, or when measuring it if I really am supposed to just let the measuring cup be half air pockets?