14 cup demerara sugar
1 tablespoon fresh finely grated gingerroot
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Mix sugar and ginger together in a bowl, and spread out in a baking dish to a layer about 1/4 inch thick. Heat in oven for only about 5 minutes, just long enough for the ginger and sugar to begin to melt together but not long enough for it to become a total liquid. Remove from oven and stir well to mix. Leave out to cool and dry, it will take about 24 to 48 hours for it to dry completely. Stir occasionally to assist in the drying process. Once totally dry and crunchy, grind it to the desired texture using a mortal and pestle or even just the back of a fork.