Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ingredient: Crystallized Ginger

[n.: strips of ginger root cooked in syrup and coated with granulated sugar]

I have always been a fan of ginger. I love its sweet + spicy kick. Of late, I have been infatuated with the crystallized version. Adding a yummy exotic twist to baked goods, it can just as easily be eaten on its own... which is why I always buy two boxes. Crystallized Ginger can be pretty pricey, so look for it in the Asian food section of your grocery store. I found it for a full $8 (!) less than on the spice aisle! Add it to your favorite chocolate chip cookie or banana bread recipe, or jazz up your oatmeal. It's super versatile!

Stop back for a delicious recipe using Crystallized Ginger on Friday!

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