Monday, March 31, 2008


All About Brown Sugar

Ever run out of brown sugar and can't get to the store? Below is the recipe to make your own.

To make 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar~Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses

To make 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar~Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1/4 cup molasses

Softening Brown Sugar
When brown sugar is exposed to air it can solidify as it loses moisture and become very hard. You can prevent this by limiting brown sugar's exposure to air and dry conditions. Store it in the refrigerator or a cool, dark place in a nontransparent, airtight sealable container. If your sugar still becomes hard, here are a few ways to soften it.

To Use the Brown Sugar Right Away
1. Place brown sugar in a microwavable bowl.
2. Drape with one or two damp paper towels.
3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
4. Microwave on high for 10-second intervals until the sugar becomes soft.
5. Break apart with a fork and use right away.

To Use the Brown Sugar Later
1. Cover with a damp paper towel and plastic wrap, and let sit overnight at room temperature.
2. Place a wedge of apple or a slice of bread in the bag overnight. The sugar will absorb the moisture from these foods.

This info comes straight from Martha


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