3 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
125g butter chopped
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup coarsely chopped crystallized ginger
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Place the sugar and milk in a very large microwave-proof bowl (preferably Pyrex). Microwave on HIGH power for 3 minutes. Stir well. Add condensed milk, butter, salt and golden syrup. Microwave about 10 minutes, stirring 3 minutes. The mixture should be golden brown.
Stand the bowl in a bowl of ice to help the mixture cool. Add the vanilla, ginger and walnuts, then beat with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes, until the mixture thickens. Pour into a greased 20 cm cake tin and let stand until set. Cut into squares while still warm.