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What is "Confectioner's Ginger"?

Leafing through the '46 edition of Joy of Cooking, I ran across a candy recipe calling for a teaspoon of the ingredient. No definition in the book, none in Food Lover's Companion, and the recipe does not appear in the current version of Joy, so no clues there.

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RachelS added almost 2 years ago

My guess is that it would be another term for powdered ginger. What is the recipe for exactly.

inpatskitchen added almost 2 years ago

Candied ginger is sometimes referred to as a "confectionery". I've seen recipes where ground ginger and confectioner's sugar are substituted for it..

ChefOno added almost 2 years ago

The book mentions ground ginger specifically in other recipes so I assume this is something different.

The recipe is for a candy, a brown sugar and cream base with pineapple and ginger.

It's entirely possible candied ginger is equivalent, but with only a teaspoon in a pound of candy, it would have to be very finely chopped and there is no mention of any such processing.

withinseason added almost 2 years ago

According to this candy making book (Shipman 2003), it's candied ginger. Can only find the one source though defining it.


ChefOno added almost 2 years ago

Sweet! One reference is better than guessing -- and better than I could come up with. Thanks.

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