Toast sesame seed in shallow pan in a moderate oven (350 degrees F) for
Butter a 15 x 10 x 1-inch jellyroll pan.
Combine sugar, syrup, water and butter in a saucepan. Bring to boiling,
stirring constantly. Lower heat without stirring, until mixture reaches 300
degrees F on a candy thermometer or until mixture when dropped in cold water,
separates into threads which are hard and brittle.
Remove from heat, stir in sesame seed, baking soda and ginger.