Candied ginger – sweet treats and perfect for fighting viruses or for stomach pain.
By Tamara Novakoviç
I once bought candied ginger in a supermarket here in Croatia and fell in love with it. Yes, I have a tendency of falling in love with certain food. Since it’s not always available in Croatian stores, I decided to make a homemade version. It’s much cheaper, and really easy. Ginger has a lot of health benefits and candied ginger is great for fighting viruses or for stomach pain. Enjoy!
- 8.8 oz (250 g) fresh ginger root
- 14 oz (400 g) sugar
- 2 cups (500 ml) water
- pinch of salt
- Peel ginger root, cut in thin slices and cook, together with a pinch of salt. Drain it and cook again. This way you're reducing its heat. Combine drained slices with 2 cups water and sugar and cook on low heat until the liquid reduces and transform into a syrup. Drain and roll slices into sugar. Arrange on parchment paper and let dry.
Tamara Novakovic is a passionate self-taught cook, food blogger, freelance food writer and photographer behind bite-my-cake.blogspot.com. Her life journey has led her through Faculty of Humanities in Zagreb, Croatia to discovering passion for making cakes. She is currently a weekly food columnist for Croatian newspaper V magazine and food magazine Repete.