Preparation time: 20 minutes
Resting time: 5 hours + 12 hours + 24 hours
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Ginger has undeniable virtues for health: this is why it is very popular in Vietnam, but also in the rest of the world! Mứt gừng, or candied ginger, is often eaten as a snack with tea and is particularly consumed during the Vietnamese New Year (Tet).
- 300g ginger
- 300g caster sugar
Cooking the ginger
Soak the ginger in water for 5 hours. Peel and mince it before rinsing it 2 or 3 times. Change the water, then bring it to a boil. Let the ginger cook for 20 minutes. Once the ginger is cooked, rinse and drain it. Finally, spread it out on a clean cloth. Let it dry overnight.
Making of the confectioneries
Put the ginger in a saucepan, then add a teaspoon of water and the sugar. Let it simmer over low heat until the liquid has evaporated (it would take about 5 minutes).
Letting the candied ginger rest
Carefully drain the ginger, making sure to coat each strip with the melted sugar. Then spread them out on a sheet of baking paper before sprinkling them with caster sugar. Let them dry for 24 hours at room temperature.