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Bama-Rick 12-08-2019 11:58 PM

Ginger Biscotti
 
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Crystallized ginger

Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/4 pounds fresh ginger root
5 cups water
Approximately 10 fl. oz. granulated sugar

Spray a cooling rack with nonstick spray and set it in a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Peel the ginger root and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices using a knife.

Place into a 4-quart saucepan with the water and set over medium-high heat.
Cover and cook for 35 minutes or until the ginger is tender. Transfer the ginger to a colander to drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.

Return the ginger and the 1/4 cup reserved liqiud to the pan and add the sugar. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar syrup looks dry, has almost evaporated and begins to crystallize, the ginger will look translucent approximately 20 minutes.

Transfer the ginger immediately to the cooling rack and spread to separate the individual pieces. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Save the sugar that drops beneath the cooling rack and use to top ginger snaps, sprinkled over ice cream or to sweeten coffee.

Gingerbread Biscotti

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
2-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Crystallized ginger, coarsely chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and orange zest.

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and ginger in another bowl.

Stir into the wet mixture until just combined. Shape the dough into a ball, and then cut into two. Knead and shape each half on a lightly floured surface into smooth logs, each about a foot long and 2-1/2 inches wide.

Place the logs, spacing several inches apart, on a non-stick or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, or until a light golden brown.

Cool on baking rack 10 minutes. Carefully move the logs to a cutting board and, with a serrated knife, slice, at a slight angle, into 1/2-inch slices. Stand the slices upright on the baking sheet. Return to oven and bake 10 minutes.

Cool to room temperature, then store in a tight-sealing container.

cookieee 12-10-2019 11:29 AM

A BIG, BIG Ginger lover here. Copied and many thanks Rick!!!!!!!

Joan

Bama-Rick 12-10-2019 03:39 PM

You can use the leftover water you boiled the ginger in to make tea. Also the candied ginger made this way is considerably stronger than the store bought type. I often roll the candied ginger in sugar after it drained for a minute or so, the sugar helps dry out the candied ginger.

GotGarlic 12-10-2019 05:18 PM

I have used the ginger syrup to make apple cider sangria, based on this recipe. I also add cinnamon schnapps. So delicious :yum:

https://smittenkitchen.com/2015/11/apple-cider-sangria/

Bama-Rick 12-10-2019 07:36 PM

How do you make your ginger syrup?
How do you use it in the apple cider sangria?

Getting straight to the point, what's your recipe for both?

GotGarlic 12-11-2019 07:56 AM

Ginger syrup is the sweet, gingery liquid left over from making crystallized ginger. It's basically a flavored simple syrup.

I don't really have a recipe for the sangria. I thought the ginger flavor would be a good addition, so I added it, along with the schnapps, until I liked the flavor. I didn't measure it.

In the summer, I've made peach sangria with peach nectar and ginger syrup.


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