Posts Tagged ‘syrup’

Ginger Simple Syrup

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Ginger Simple Syrup

This is a great flavored syrup for ginger ale or cocktails. Add it to soda water for homemade ginger ale. It’s also great added to apple or cranberry juice for a ginger spice kick.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes (includes steeping)

Makes: 1 cup

Ingredients

1/4 cup peeled, sliced ginger

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Equipment

Small pot

Glass jar with lid

Strainer

Process

Add all ingredients to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Let the ginger steep for 45 minutes, or longer.

Strain the syrup.

Lay the ginger pieces on a wire cooling rack to dry. This will give you candied ginger.

When the syrup has completely cooled to room temperature bottle it and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Measuring Honey, Molasses, and Other Sticky Foods

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Tuesday Tip

Measuring Honey, Molasses, and Other Sticky Foods

When measuring honey and other sticky, gooey liquids (more…)

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Simple Syrup

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Sugar in Pot

Sugar in Pot

Simple syrup is just sugar dissolved in water.  I’ve seen it sold pre-made in grocery stores.  It’s so simple and quick to make, so don’t waste your money on the pre-made bottles.  Plus it will keep for about a month in the refrigerator.  Use it to sweeten any cold drink, such as ice tea, iced coffee, iced mochas and lattes, and mixed drinks.
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