Candied ginger...how can I use it?

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taxlady

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As I have mentioned before, I get a produce (and other stuff) basket on a weekly basis. I get to pick what goes in the basket. But, once in a while, something unexpected shows up in the basket that I don't get charged for. This time it was candied ginger.

What can I use it for? I don't want to make Xmas pudding or fruit cake. Any other ideas?
 

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I have had gingersnaps with finely diced up candied ginger in them that were delicious. Just have to chop it finely, and make sure it isn't overly moist.

I have also added it to a spicy bar cookie, that is basically like a gingersnap, flavorwise, but it would be better in that type of thing, if it is very moist.

I can't really think of any savory dishes that I use it in, but I know I've seen it in some recipes.
 

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Groan.... I would just snack on it :pig:

Try your hand at melting chocolate and dipping the ginger in. Just half of it, looks pretty.

and then you just snack on it. :pig::pig::angel:

ps: it keeps for ever well sealed
 

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I have had gingersnaps with finely diced up candied ginger in them that were delicious. Just have to chop it finely, and make sure it isn't overly moist.

I have also added it to a spicy bar cookie, that is basically like a gingersnap, flavorwise, but it would be better in that type of thing, if it is very moist.

I can't really think of any savory dishes that I use it in, but I know I've seen it in some recipes.


I also made ginger snap kind of cookies using 4 types of ginger that were delicious! It used dry ginger powder, candied ginger, fresh ginger minced, and I can't remember the fourth type!



I've candied ginger because it is so delicious and if your stomach gets upset, a little piece of candied ginger really settles it amazingly. We'd keep some in a jar on the counter and snack on a piece occasionally.


I used it in a turmeric chai tea mix, then put teaspoons of it into cotton tea bags (and paper ones), and that's one of my favorites. All those spices have so many anti-oxidants it is both delicious and good for you. I keep that in my tea cabinet and have it often.
 

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Ooh, lots of good ideas. Thanks folks, keep 'em coming. :)

We drink ginger ale for queasy tummy. I betcha eating candied ginger would work better, with less sugar and more ginger.

Good to know that they will last a long time, if kept air tight.
 

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Those suckers stay edible forever if kept sealed up well, taxy. I have a bag in the basement that is forever years old and it is just fine.

When my SIL and I were on a Girls' Week ages ago (before they moved here, and have since moved away) I had bought a lemon and ginger scone from a little shop in VT. It was moist and flavorful and I loved it! I baked up a batch of plain, old classic scones but added a bit of lemon zest and finely minced candied ginger to the batch - and they were wonderful! Except that Himself wasn't really fond of them. I haven't made them for ages, but when I do I divide the batter in half, then add ginger to mine and blueberries to Himself's. That way we're both happy enough.
 

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taxy, the recipe uses zest so I can't think why it wouldn't work with finely chopped ginger added as an extra.
Try it and let us know.
 
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