favor-“ette”: ginger syrup

September 24th, 2013

Do I love a good multi-tasker?

You know I do.

Whether it’s an ankle boot, a ganache recipe or the perfect pair of shorts, I love all things that have multiple uses.

And this one is even better, because it’s the leftovers from another recipe.

Allow me to present…..ginger syrup!

homemade ginger syrup

My obsession with candied ginger prompted me to make my own recently. And it’s fabulous, let me tell you. One of the recipes I consulted suggested saving the cooking liquid (essentially a simple syrup), to make something called “ginger syrup”.

???

A bit more research revealed that ginger syrup is this lovely elixir that has many wonderful uses.

And I almost threw it away!

Here are just a few uses for ginger syrup:

Pour it over pancakes.

Drizzle it on fresh fruit (or baked winter squash).

Stir it into hot tea, smoothies and cocktails.

Make ginger ale! Simply place a few tablespoons of the syrup into a tall glass – fill with club soda and stir. Add ice and a wedge of lime and enjoy!

Decanted into a pretty bottle, this would make a lovely hostess or holiday gift too.

And now, Babble links (including how to make that candied ginger)!

Perfect Butterscotch Pudding (and Pudding Pops Too!)
White Chocolate Mixed Berry Napoleons
Baking 101: Homemade Candied Ginger

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