Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Six Things To Do With... Stem Ginger

I bought a jar of stem ginger recently when I was playing around with Rhubarb & Custard Cupcakes. It didn't make it into my final recipe, but now I have an almost full jar of it sat in the fridge, and it wasn't cheap! I'm sure other bakers have had this problem as recipes with stem ginger only usually use a couple of the 'bulbs'. So I've collected some delicious idea and inspirations to use up any stem ginger you may have leftover too...


The famous one:
Ryan Chong's Key Lime Pie
I couldn't possibly do a post about stem ginger without mentioning Ryan's magnificent pie, described by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as one of the best things they'd tasted throughout all three series of The Great British Bake Off!

The traditional one:
Sticky Stem Ginger Pudding
Who can resist a warm, sweet and sticky ginger pudding? Perfect with custard or ice cream.

The simple one:
Rhubarb & Sticky Stem Ginger Crumble
Crumble is super simple to make and trust me, rhubarb and stem ginger taste damn good together! Great for feeding a family, or hungry friends.

The difficult one:
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pink Grapefruit & Stem Ginger
With four elements to this recipe, it's definitely on the difficult end of the spectrum. However, it sounds so tasty it made my mouth water when reading the recipe! So it's got to be worth a little bit of effort.

The chocolate one:
Chocolate & Ginger Tarts
I think these cute little tarts look delicious and simple to make, plus chocolate and ginger is a great combination!

The my favourite one:
Sticky Ginger Lemon Drizzle Cake
This is on my 'to bake' list! It sounds so good and I love everything about it!
*UPDATE* I made this - Click here to see!

11 comments:

  1. I've had my eye on that Sticky Ginger Lemon Drizzle Cake since it was on the cover of the mag a while back!

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    1. I think I will be making it very soon!

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  2. Some great ideas here and that Drizzle Cake looks to die for! x

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    1. I know, it may very well be appearing on my blog soon...!

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  3. I am working my way through a jar t the moment and was going to make some ginger ice cream today. Some great ideas here - thanks for sharing.

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    1. Ice cream is a great idea! Would go nicely too with some of the recipes here :)

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  4. Hey, you could also try my low fat stem ginger cake, if you want to use up some spare stem ginger :-)
    http://foodgloriousfoodx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/stem-ginger-syrup-cake.html

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    1. Thanks for the tip Miss C! Looks yummy :)

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    2. Thank you Miss C your cake looks amazing. I have been looking for something to do with my ginger. Plus this looks like I can make it paleo also for a friend.

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  5. Hi Kat, thanks for including my chocolate tarts in your post...love all the ideas! And thanks for the Versatile Blogger Award...sorry I've been a bit slow to respond, I've been unwell for a couple of weeks and thought it was a good time to have a baking/blogging/twitter sabbatical but I plan to get back to it soon! Thanks again! :-)

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    1. Hi Laura, you're very welcome on both counts! Hope you feel better soon and I look forward to reading about your next bake :)

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