Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe
Brown sugar is not used as a kitchen staple all the time. I love buying brown sugar in a bulk bag of 7 pounds at my local Sam’s Club. It’s much cheaper than buying the one pound box, the only problem is, once the bag is opened and it loses some moisture it gets hard as a rock.
Sure you can try placing a slice of bread with the sugar in a closed container or adding a damp paper towel on top of a piece of wax paper in a closed container for a few hours to allow the sugar to absorb some moisture and become soft again. It does work, but if you need the sugar right away you do not have time to wait around. I have gone as far as heating it in the microwave to soften it up, sure it worked but it did not stay soft long.
So what is a person to do? Easy, make you own. It only requires two ingredients which should be staples in your pantry. White granulated sugar and good ole molasses.
So if you need either light brown or dark brown sugar it is just a matter of how much molasses you add.
Homemade Brown Sugar Ingredients
Homemade Brown Sugar Instructions
Place the granulated white sugar in a mixing bowl. Add molasses (1-2 tablespoons (15-30 mL) for light brown sugar or 1/4 cup (60 mL) for dark brown sugar)
Mix until it becomes a uniform color. Congratulations you have made you own homemade brown sugar.
Store left overs in a sealed air tight container.