How many times have you jumped up to try a new cookie recipe only to discover rock hard brown sugar in your pantry? Good news! You can make brown sugar in five minutes. Two ingredients. Four utensils. Done.
I’ve made my own for a few years now. So convenient! Start with unsulphured molasses and ordinary table sugar, preferably organic. Molasses? That’s right. Before refining, the sparkling table sugar crystals that many home cooks use contained dark, rich molasses. Adding the syrupy stuff back in produces moist, dense brown sugar.
Why make our own? Two good reasons.
- Get soft brown sugar, light or dark, on demand, when we need it.
- Eliminate one-use plastic bags that may leach plastic chemicals into our food.
Watch the slide show to see just how easy it is to make your own.
Here’s a printable recipe.
Make your own brown sugar recipe
In the beginning, I experimented. Later, much later, I found Rose’s Sugar Bible on Food Arts, which gave me the formula I use today.
- 1 C Organic white granulated sugar
- 1/4 or 1/2 C Unsulphured molasses, for light or dark brown sugar, respectively
Measure sugar and molasses into bowl. Mash with fork until molasses is fully incorporated. This takes just a minute or two.
Recipe makes 1 cup packed brown sugar. To prevent drying and hardening, store any unused sugar in a tightly capped jar, such as a Fido jar.
Done! What’s cooking in your kitchen today?
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Shared on Simply Natural Saturdays 04-09-2016