07 May 2012

Ginger! Part 1!

I completely love ginger. I love the smell of it. I love the taste of it, and even the way it feels on my skin. (Ginger infused oil in a creme... Heaven.)

A couple weeks ago I made my first batch of fantastic Ginger Cordial! It was actually very simple to make. And even though it will last about 3 months in the fridge, it only lasted less than 3 weeks. (recipe via Valentine Warner)

  • 200g fresh root ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 600g caster sugar
  • 1.5 litres of water
  • 15g citric acid

Break 200g of the ginger into large pieces and peel. Cut into thin slices and put in a medium saucepan. Peel the lemon into wide strips and add to the pan along with its juice. Cover with 1.5 litres water. Stir in the sugar and cook over a low heat for 3-4 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
Bring to the boil and boil for approximately forty minutes or until the ginger is very soft and the liquid has reduced to a thin syrup.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the citric acid. Strain through a funnel lined with clean muslin into a sterilized bottle. Stand for 30 minutes then seal tightly and label. Store in the fridge and use within 3 months. 
Glowing Ginger Goodness!
I love it with a hot water especially now that it's getting quite a bit colder here in Welly. But it's soooooo refreshing with some bubbled water from the Soda Stream!

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