What to do with leftover crystallised ginger
Crystallised ginger, also known as candied ginger, has a pungent, spicy sweet flavour and can be enjoyed as a snack, within baked goods and alongside main dishes. Discover some of our recipes below to make use of leftover crystallised ginger.
Recipes with crystallised ginger
- Date and ginger cake with caramel glaze
- Stem ginger mousse cake
- White chocolate, orange and ginger profiteroles
- Riesling-poached pears with ginger flapjack crumble
Or try the addition of 3-4 tbsp chopped crystallised ginger into these recipes
How to use up leftover crystallised ginger
- Gingerbread shortbread
Using this classic shortbread recipe simply mix 3 tbsp chopped crystallised ginger into the dough before shaping, then bake as in the recipe.
- Ginger and honey fro-yo
Finely chop 75g crystallised ginger and mix with 150g honey. In a separate bowl, whisk 500g natural greek yoghurt, 50g caster sugar and a pinch of sea salt until smooth. Pour into a small wide plastic container, freeze for 45 minutes, then beat with a fork to loosen. Repeat twice more over the next 90 minutes. On the last mix, fold in the honey and ginger to give a rippled effect. Freeze for 1-2 hours before serving.
- Christmas spiced buns
Using our basic hot cross bun recipe, simply press a few pieces of chopped crystallised ginger into each bun and bake as in the recipe.
- Dark chocolate dipped ginger
For a super sumptuous snack take a 150g bar of 80% dark chocolate, break into a heat proof bowl and melt over a pan of boiling water until fully melted. Take the whole chunks of crystallised ginger, dunk into the melted chocolate then place onto grease proof paper to cool.