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  1. Note: I doubled this recipe, but stuck with one lemon. Don't let the

  2. number of days it takes scare you off. It takes a while, but the ginger

  3. requires very little attention.

  4. adapted from

  5. Joy of Cooking

  6. 1 1/2 lbs. fresh, young ginger--peeled, cut into 1/4 inch thick circles to make

  7. 1 quart

  8. water

  9. 3 cups sugar

  10. 1 lemon, seeded and sliced

  11. 1 cup light corn syrup

  12. granulated sugar or special large crystal sugar

  13. In a large, HEAVY stainless steel pot place the ginger and cover with

  14. plenty of water. Bring slowly to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer

  15. until tender when poked with a knife(~20 minutes.) Add 1 cup sugar, stir

  16. until it boils. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand at room

  17. temperature overnight.

  18. Second day, uncover, slowly bring to boil, simmer 15 minutes. Add lemon

  19. 1 cup light corn syrup. Simmer

  20. 15 minutes more, stirring

  21. occasionally. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand at room temperature

  22. Third day, uncover and bring to boil, stirring more often. Add 1 cup

  23. 30 minutes, stirring more often. Add

  24. 1 cup sugar and bring to boil. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand at room temperature

  25. overnight.

  26. Fourth day, slowly bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until ginger is

  27. translucent and syrup drops heavily from side of spoon(instead of forming

  28. two drips, it forms one heavy drip from the side of the spoon.) I let it

  29. cook quite slowly at this stage, at a medium-low heat, and stirred it

  30. occasionally(just avoid scortching.) It took about 45 minutes.

  31. Drain the ginger, reserving the syrup for flavoring other things, and remove the lemon slices. Spread ginger on a rack over a tray and dry

  32. uncovered overnight. When dried, roll slices in granulated sugar. I used

  33. a mix of plain sugar and that special large crystal sugar. Store in

  34. tightly covered glass jars.


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