2012 m. gegužės 26 d., šeštadienis

Cukruotas Imbieras/ Candied Ginger

Pagal/Source PingsPickings

Tikra tiesa, kad nuo neapykantos iki meilės vienas žingsnis. O gal atvirkščiai.. Kaip ten bebūtų..

Aš negalėjau pakęsti imbiero! Nuoširdžiai sakau, kad aš dar prieš kelis metus niekur jo nenaudojau.

Visa tai buvo dėl nežinojimo. Nežinojau ką su juo daryti, kur ir kaip naudoti. O kiek ragavau jis man buvo neskanus ir tiek.

Dėl to, kad imbieras yra dabar nuolatinis svečias mūsų šaldytuve turėčiau dėkoti vyrui, kuris mane išmokė gaminti arbatą su imbieru. Paskui aš jį pradėjau naudoti indiškuose patiekaluose.

O dabar atėjo laikas ir sekančiam žingsniui! Imbieriniams saldumynams.

Buvau ragavusi kažkada cukruoto imbiero, bet nebuvau juo sužavėta, bet kai radau Ping bloge namie gaminto cukruoto imbiero receptą, pabandžiau ir man jis netgi labai patiko.

Kaikas sako, kad pigiau ir paprasčiau cukruoto imbiero nusipirkti. Aš vis dėl to už tai, kad pasigaminti namie, bent jau dėl to, kad žinai prieš kiek laiko jis darytas ir, kad nepridėta jokių konservantų kurie prailgintų jo galiojimo laiką.



Produktai:

Jauno imbiero šaknis
Cukrus
Vanduo


Gaminimo procesas:

Imbierą nulupti ir supjaustyti nedideliais gabaliukais. Jei imbieras senesnis (šaknis didesnė ir su daugiau kietų plaušų) supjaustyti mažesniais gabaliukais.

Imbiero gabaliukus sudėti i puodą, užpilti vandeniu, kad butu pilnai apsemti ir virti ant vidutinės ugnies apie 30-45 minutes arba kol jie suminkštės.

Nupilti vandenį (bet neišpilti). Pasverti imbierą ir sudėti ji atgal i puodą, idėti cukraus tiek pat kiek buvo imbiero, įpilti 4 v.š. nuo imbiero nupilto vandens. Viską užvirti, sumažinti ugnį ir ant nedidelės ugnies virti kol imbieras taps skaidrus ir sumažės sirupo. Tas trunka apie 45 min- 1 val.

Sirupą nupilti ir pasilikti imbierinio alaus gamybai (receptas bus idėtas greitu metu). Cukruotus imbiero gabaliukus išdėlioti ant kepimo popieriaus atskiriant kiekvieną, kad nesuliptų. Leisti išdžiūti (aš pagal originalų receptą palikau per naktį).

Rekomenduojama išdžiuvisį cukruotą imbierą laikyti šaldytuve.



It is true that, from hate to love is just one step. Or the other way round.. Anyway ..

I hated ginger! I can sincerely admit that just a few years ago I was not using it anywhere.

I think the reason was just that I didn't know how to use it and what to do with it. I tried few times, but I hated the taste, so after that didn't even bother to use ginger.

However, ginger is now always in our refrigerator and I should thank my husband who taught me first how to make tea with ginger. Then I started using it in Indian recipes.

And now it's time for the next step! Sweets ginger treats.

I was had candied ginger long time back, but I was not impressed, but once I found recipe in Ping's blog for the home made candied ginger, I decided to try and I loved it!

Some people would say that it is cheaper and easier to buy candied ginger. But I prefer to make something like that at home, at least, I know how long ago I made it and it is without any preservatives that usually are added to extend its shelf life.

Products:

Young ginger root
Sugar
Water


Method:

Peel the ginger and cut into small pieces. If a ginger is older(the root of the higher and with more fiber) cut into smaller pieces.

Place ginger pieces into the pan, add water to cover the ginger and cook over medium-low heat for about 30-45 minutes or until the pieces are soft.

Drain the ginger, preserve 4 tablespoons of the liquid. Weigh the ginger and place it back into the pan, add as many grams of sugar as there was ginger, add 4 tablespoons of preserved water. Bring it to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer on the low heat until the ginger is translucent and syrup is reduced. This takes about 45 minutes-1 hour.

Drain the ginger, preserve the syrup for the ginger beer (the recipe will be posted soon). Place candied ginger pieces sheet of a baking paper separating each other so they wouldn't stick together. Allow to dry (just like in the original recipe I left over night).

It is recommended to keep it in the refrigerator.

10 komentarų:

  1. O man naminis skanesnis jau vien tuo, kad galiu susipjaustyti tokio storumo gabalėliais, kokiais noriu - parduotuviniai gi... Milžiniški! Ir, bent jau man, per cukriniai..
    Žavuoliai taviškiai. Et, pasiilgau kristalizuoto imbiero, nors tu ką :)

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
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    1. Saldumo jie gana saldūs, bet kažkaip namiai vistiek skanesni.

      Panaikinti
  2. There is not a whole lot of recipes out there using candied ginger, which is probably why I have never tried it. As far as making it on your own, I am sure that it yields better taste than store bought and saves some money. I am curious now to see what you create with this. Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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    1. I didn't make that much this time, just tried, so my husband managed to finish them :) But I already got few cake and cookie recipes with candied ginger for the future

      Panaikinti
  3. candied ginger looks delicious...definitely a must try !!!!!thnx for sharing !!!!

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    1. It was very delicious, I really recommend trying it :)

      Panaikinti
  4. Oh, I'm so happy you tried this and like it! Thanks for linking it back too!

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    1. It would have been a sin not to try it :) I have also tried ginger beer:D

      Panaikinti
  5. Every Friday, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday. I love this post so much I'm featuring it as part of the roundup (with a link-back and attribution) and I hope you have no objections. It's a pleasure following your creations…

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    1. Thanks :) I think your FFF is a great idea :D

      Panaikinti

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