There’s no mistaking the wonderfully zingy presence of ginger. This hot root is a popular spice in cuisines across the world, most likely due to a versatile nature that complements both savoury and sweet dishes. From Indian curries to Chinese stir fries, ginger’s zesty notes add a pop of flavour that beautifully harmonises with ingredients like onion and garlic. And of course, there’s no mistaking the comforting smell of freshly baked gingerbread men come Christmas, or the joy of sprinkling our ground ginger into the awaiting batter of a delicious ginger cake.
Just add to taste.
Why not try...
...adding ginger powder to cakes, biscuits and sponge puddings to give a warm, sweet flavour. For stir fries, mix with soy sauce and a little rice wine or sherry. Ground ginger is also delicious with squash, carrots and sweet potato.
Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Layer up the flavours with sweet and spicy cardamom pods.