Stem Ginger preserved in syrup is a very useful store cupboard ingredient.
It is sweet with a bit of heat and is used in desserts, salads, sauces and baking. Increasingly it is used in savoury cooking – we use it to add sweetness and heat to Moroccan Tagines. Whether you spoon it over vanilla ice cream or make a sauce with it, it will add both sweetness and heat.
Use in cakes, puddings and as a beautifully translucent garnish. Chop finely and add to biscuits for a real ginger hit!