Stem ginger

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    gellymak New Member

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    I apologize in advance if I'm posting in the wrong space.

    I have a jar of stem ginger that I bought from the UK. (I'm in the US.) Anyone else have recipes/tips for an opened jar of stem ginger?

    Thank you!
     
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    There are all sorts of things you can do with stem ginger, so it depends on what you like! You can chop it up small and sprinkle it over ice-cream with a bit of the syrup for a quick and easy dessert, or you could dry off the pieces and dip them in tempered chocolate. If you're looking for something to bake, then this gingerbread recipe is great:

    https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/ultimate-gingerbread/

    It's unlike most gingerbread you'll have ever tried before, it is based on Grassmere Gingerbread which is a speciality from the Lake District here in the UK. I love it!

    Alternatively how about a sticky ginger cake?

    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1462/sticky-stem-ginger-cake-with-lemon-icing

    Both recipes feature golden syrup which you probably won't be able to find in the USA, but you could substitute corn syrup.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions! I have started ordering baking supplies from the UK, so I do have some 'real' golden syrup, but that's where I found the stem ginger in syrup as well.
     
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    Just jumping in to say that I've been keeping an eye out for stem ginger in various shops, but haven't found it. I have, however, seen Lyle's Golden Syrup. I found it in a small glass bottle in The Fresh Market here in Orlando, FL, and I believe the larger Publix Supermarkets have it in a larger can. I can't even remember why I wanted stem ginger, but I bet it "stems" from a Mary Berry viewing binge on YouTube, or possibly something Cupcake Jemma made. :) I think Whole Foods might also carry Lyle's, and it's certainly on Amazon.
     
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    It's good to know that golden syrup is reaching a wider market now! :)
     
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