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  1. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    I used to hate ginger but now I can’t get enough of the stuff, even the crystallised kind :)

  2. hungryandfrozen

    Ooh, I wondered if there was a can of condensed milk involved, turns out there is in a roundabout way. Sounds rather wonderful!

    I haven’t read any books that made me giggle lately! Been far too much seriousness. Your book sounds thoroughly giggle-worthy, I might have to look it up.

    You are an enigma, not liking crystallised ginger when you do like ground ginger – but then you don’t like orange either, do you? Well, I guess like a sesame seed, you too “provide a little extra oomph of complexity to make you smile”.

  3. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I too want to like crystallised ginger, but can’t. Except when it’s covered with carob. But not chocolate. And yet I love ginger flavours when the crystallised chunks aren’t there. Most perplexing, is ginger!

  4. SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa)

    I do like crystallised ginger, but it’s an acquired taste! It’s kind of hot and burny if you get too much of it. And burny is not a sensation that you want in a baked good.

  5. Lizzi

    Daaaayyuum. I need this. I’m on SUCH a crystallised ginger kick at the moment… especially in muesli or porridge or pancakes. Though mostly i just eat chunk after chunk by itself, never getting sick of the sweet-sweet-burn-buzz! progression.

  6. Johanna GGG

    Hmm it sounds good but I am not sure how I would go with the stem ginger – I hated ginger as a child and now I mostly love it but sometimes it doesn’t agree so I can understand why ginger doesn’t always appeal to you! Melting the caramel and white chocolate sounds like enough for me – I am sure I could stop there and eat the saucepan :-)

    As for books and giggling – an old vegetarian cookbook that my sister bought for me made us laugh recently – esp the idea of a gelatine drink for the vegetarian invalid!!!!

  7. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I’m happily surprised how you again come up with a sweet treat I never ever have thought of. Is dulce the leche this sweet, thick, creamy condensed milk? Then it’s the stuff my mom sometimes loves to eat straight from the can with a spoon. It never gets used for anything else, though. :D

    The book sounds hilarious. Do you enjoy it? :D

    I book through which I giggled my way is “Son of the Circus” by John Irving. I red it a while ago already, though. I think I never had so much fun reading a book before.

  8. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I don’t know if I’ve had crystallised ginger, actually, but I do like ginger candy, so I’d be willing to give this slice a go.

  9. Lisa

    holy deliciousness! love the ginger / caramel combo!

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hubby adores ginger so I’d better keep this from him until I’ve got time to make it! ;)

  11. whisperinggums

    Love ginger … its bite in the sweetened versions is perfect. Would love to been able to have had this.

  12. Emma

    I like the images that the words ‘top ‘n’ fill’ bring to my mind. Mostly, I picture a handsome man in a top hat and tails at a service station, filling my car’s gasoline tank. Dreamy.

    I think of that instead of crystallized ginger, which sparks fear in my heart and a sketchy expression on my face:P

  13. Lexi

    I love, love, love ginger! I could eat that stem ginger out of the jar if I was allowed to.

    As you know, I’ve been reading The Physiology of Taste. I don’t know about you, but a energy-giving regime of beef tea and opium sounds pretty funny to me! x

  14. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    I don’t like ginger either but I do love dulce de leche, and my love for it can possibly overwrite anything I don’t like :) I am reading Bossypants and it’s making me laugh out loud!

  15. Hotly Spiced

    And now I am intrigued with the book. I will have to get myself a copy. What a lovely slice. I don’t mind crystallised ginger as long as it’s in small doses. A no-bake slice is always a winner – doesn’t take long before you’re cutting into it and enjoying the benefits of your efforts! xx

  16. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies had me laughing out loud. Oh and Cold Comfort Farm is always good for a laugh. I haven’t read The Pursuit of Love, I will add it to my reading list!

    I’m with you on ginger – fresh or powdered fine, crystalised no go.

  17. Choc Chip Uru

    Believe me my friend when I say even though there is a lack of chocolate, this is an utterly delicious and fantastic post :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  18. msihua

    Ooh me Ooh me! I like crystalized ginger and any ginger really.. be the sweets fairy for me and lets have a unicorn party Rake Sway Angle Babe? YES?

  19. Vien @ We Dare Food

    I saw the caramel top n fill thing in the supermarket the other day and was wonder what I could do with it! Now I know! :P

  20. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    hahahha is this a jane austen novel? mmm i would totally take a not-so-dull hubby over those schmancy riches…

  21. Errign

    First of all, the term slice makes me smile, I guess because it’s not one we really use over here.

    Hmmm, books…Angela’s Ashes makes me laugh, in sort of a oh-my-gosh-your-life-really-sucked-but-you-talk-about-it-humorously sort of way.

  22. penny aka jeroxie

    Oh yum! And so simple to make.

  23. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    I seriously love your baked good descriptions. Whatta flavour combination!

    I am with you on the dislike of crystallized ginger – which is odd, because I so love the taste of fresh and ground ginger!

  24. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    um awesome!! gah! I love the sound of this. So happy this saturday gave you some baking inspiration. I have not read much giggle worthy lately. Although my brother is constantly texting me pictures of animals doing silly things with funny captions. That’s giggle worthy :)
    Heidi xo

  25. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    OMG i can’t believe i’ve missed so many of your posts lately! sorry been crazy before :) But how could I miss this recipe! A no-bake caramel coconut ginger slice :D this looks great i can’t wait to try ~ thanks for sharing!

  26. Louise

    I love ginger things too, although don’t like too much of a good thing, and can’t eat too much crystallized ginger by itself- but I reckon pretty much anything would taste ok when doused with caramel condensed milk. Damn.

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