Stem ginger is made by boiling peeled fresh ginger, making a ginger syrup with sugar and then putting it in jars. It lasts a long time unopened, but once opened it'll need to be stored in the fridge and used within 8 weeks. If you have any leftover stem ginger after using a bulb or two in a recipe, I've collected some delicious idea and inspirations to use it up and avoid wasting this delicious and flavoursome ingredient.
If you fancy making your own stem ginger Tales From The Kitchen Shed has a fabulous homemade stem ginger recipe.
|Rhubarb & Stem Ginger Fool||Sticky Ginger Lemon Drizzle Cake||Stem Ginger Custard Tart|
|Uses 1 bulb of Stem Ginger||Uses 2 bulbs of Stem Ginger||Uses 2 bulbs of Stem Ginger|
|Stem Ginger Spiced Apple Pie||Lemon & Stem Ginger Scones||Rhubarb & Sticky Stem Ginger Crumble|
|Uses 2 bulbs of Stem Ginger||Uses 2 bulbs of Stem Ginger||Uses 2 bulbs of Stem Ginger|
|Quick Stem Ginger Ice Cream||Ryan Chong's Key Lime Pie||Stem Ginger Pudding|
|Uses 70g Stem Ginger||Uses 3 bulbs of Stem Ginger||Uses 3 bulbs of Stem Ginger|
|Chocolate & Ginger Tarts||Sticky Stem Ginger Pudding|
|Uses 4 bulbs of Stem Ginger||Uses 240g Stem Ginger|
Let me know in the comments if you make any of these Leftover Stem Ginger recipes and how they turn out!
More leftover ideas...
|Ripe Bananas||Marzipan||Egg yolks|
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I've had my eye on that Sticky Ginger Lemon Drizzle Cake since it was on the cover of the mag a while back!
I think I will be making it very soon!
Some great ideas here and that Drizzle Cake looks to die for! x
I know, it may very well be appearing on my blog soon...!
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.
Ice cream is a great idea! Would go nicely too with some of the recipes here 🙂
Miss C Flash
Hey, you could also try my low fat stem ginger cake, if you want to use up some spare stem ginger 🙂
Thanks for the tip Miss C! Looks yummy 🙂
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.
Laura Loves Cakes
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! 🙂
Hi Laura, you're very welcome on both counts! Hope you feel better soon and I look forward to reading about your next bake 🙂
Two teaspoons of stem ginger syrup in your coffee makes gingerbread coffee! Delicious!
Can you use Stem Ginger in syrup to make stem ginger jam? As I have a 250g unopened jar and would like to experiment to see if it is possible. The recipe I have found appears to use stem ginger root.
Hi John, I've never made stem ginger jam so I don't know. There are a few recipes online that use it combined with another fruit to make a jam like this one: https://domesticgothess.com/blog/2016/11/14/pear-and-ginger-jam/
I was thinking parkin - BBC has recipes
Hi there, you can find my Parkin recipe here: https://thebakingexplorer.com/parkin/ I don't tend to add stem ginger to it, but it would be a delicious addition!