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Jul 28, 2009 06:04 AM

Recipes using candied ginger

Can anyone share with me their favorite recipes which contain candied ginger? I made a pound of candied ginger and am looking for ways to use it. I have already sprinkled it on top of fruit salad, mango sorbet, and lychee sorbet.

I am open to any ideas (mixed drinks, breads, cookies, cooking).

I like eating it as is, but I need some variety.

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  1. Way back in my days of Bachelor Eats, I used to matchstick a piece or two into long-grain rice.
    I've also used slices as a gin/vodka tonic garnish.
    Hope these are semi-helpful. :-)

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    1. re: Reduction Boy

      I never would have thought of adding candied ginger to rice.

      1. My best friend adores ginger, and frequently adds small bits of candied ginger in her oatmeal cookies. She also makes ginger creme brulee and tops it with candied ginger. It's good in homemade granola. How about adding some to pumpkin bread?

        1. Candied ginger would add interest to a black bean and ham dish, zucchini bread, or even a sticky barbeque sauce.


          1. Ginger Scones
            Ginger and dried pear scones
            Chocolate Chip cookie.
            Dipped in chocolate

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            1. re: Stuffed Monkey

              Ginger Scones are my absolute favorite. Here's a marvelous recipe from Nancy Silverton of the La Brea Bakery:


            2. Molasses cookies or gingersnaps (I have a triple gingersnap recipe at home, I think, that uses candied ginger, freshly grated ginger and powdered ground ginger)
              Sprinkle it on yogurt
              Chop some up finely and sprinkle into an apple pie
              Chicken salad with celery, apples, walnuts

              Those are what I can think of off the top of my head here at work (shhh, don't tell anyone <g>). I probably have several recipes at home in my MasterCook if you want me to check for any other ideas.