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Ketjap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)

What you need: 

2 cups dark brown sugar -- sucanat is fine
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups soy sauce
3/4 cups molasses
1/2 teaspoon ground laos or ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

What you do: 

Combine the vegan sugar and water in a large heavy saucepan and bring to the boil over moderate heat, stirring until vegan sugar dissolves. Turn heat up to high and cook briskly, uncovered, for 5 minutes, or until the syrup reaches 95C (200F) on a candy thermometer. Reduce heat to low, stir in remaining ingredients, and simmer for three minutes. Strain the sauce through a sieve. The ketjap will keep at room temperature for 2-3 months if tightly covered.

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