Ginger: The Renaissance root. It brightens up savory dishes by adding just the right amount of heat, soothes our aching stomachs, and most importantly, satisfies that sweet tooth with an extra bite. Here are six recipes that show just how far our favorite rhizome can go, from rich Southern pies to nose-clearing spiced shortbreads.
And that buttery streusel topping that brings it all together.
Mix chocolate and ginger for a luxurious dessert.
These glazed beauties are great for tea time.
Add turmeric, white pepper, and coriander to your cookies if you can handle the heat.
They just happen to be gluten-free.
Legend has it that George Washington’s mother made this spicy, buttery cake for Marquis de Lafayette in the 1780s. And it’s still good, even over 230 years later.