Placing a slice of bread in the container and let set overnite to soften.
or by placing a slice of an apple into the container and let set overnite, it will soften the brown sugar and then take the apple out in the morning and proceed with your recipe.
That’s fine if you do not need the brown sugar until the next day. When I need brown sugar I need it now!
So I don’t buy brown sugar anymore. I make my own so I don’t have to worry about brown sugar that has turned into a brick and my brown sugar is always fresh.
All you need are two ingredients:
- Sugar – Just your everyday white sugar
- Molasses – I use Grandma’s Old Fashioned Molasses and always keep a jar in my pantry.
For light brown sugar I mix 2.5 cups sugar to 1/2 cup molasses
For dark brown sugar I mix 2 cups sugar to the 1/2 cup molasses
Mix the sugar and molasses until completely incorporated. In the beginning it will start out looking like the picture above and you will think that it will not blend together. Just keep stirring and mashing the molasses into the sugar and within a few minutes you will have lovely soft fresh brown sugar!
Use the brown sugar in your recipe and store whatever is left in a clean mason jar to use next time. I have never had a problem with this homemade brown sugar getting hard and since I always keep a jar of molasses in my pantry I can make more as I need it.
I hope you enjoy this homemade ingredient tip. Until next time from my kitchen to yours. Yellowrock.