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Homemade Stem Ginger is so easy to make & so much better than shop bought. Chop finely & add to ginger cakes, puddings or biscuits for a real ginger hit. The syrup makes a delicious ginger cordial.

Homemade Stem Ginger

Homemade Stem Ginger is so easy to make & so much better than shop bought. Chop finely & add to ginger cakes, puddings or biscuits for a real ginger hit. The syrup makes a delicious ginger cordial.
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Freezing time: 12 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 118kcal
Author: Sarah James

Equipment

  • Large Saucepan
  • 2 x 500g Preserving Jars or equivalent

Ingredients

  • 650 g fresh ginger root
  • 600 g caster sugar or superfine sugar
  • 1.5 litres water reserve 600 ml of liquid after cooking

Instructions

  • Freeze ginger overnight.
  • Remove the ginger from the freezer.
  • Peel the ginger and cut into 2 cm thick slices.
  • Add the ginger to a pan and cover (by a couple of centimetres) with water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about an hour and a half to 2 hours until nice and tender.
  • Drain the tender ginger pieces and reserve the cooking water. Set to one side while you make a syrup.
  • Measure 600 ml of the ginger cooking liquid and add back to your pan along with the sugar.
  • Return to a gentle heat and stir to dissolve the sugar – once the sugar has dissolved stop stirring. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for about 15 to 20 minutes until you have a nice thick syrup.
  • Add the cooked ginger back to the pan and simmer gently for 20 minutes before transferring ginger and syrup into a sterilised jar and sealing. Store in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

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Notes

The recipe can be easily halved, doubled or tripled.
Buy fresh young ginger roots.
Stem Ginger will last up to 12 months stored in a cool, dark place. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 2 months.  
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg