Tuesday’s Tip of the Day: When Brown Sugar Gets Hard
With all of the baking around the holidays, reaching for the brown sugar only to realize it is rock-hard, can be quite disappointing. We have all been there! “I don’t need any more brown sugar, I have loads of it at home” only to discover the “loads” is half a bag and its lumpy and hard. Ahh!
Here are a few ideas that can help loosen the brown sugar into a more manageable state:
1. First, try adding a few large marshmallows to the bag and sealing it tight. The marshmallows add the perfect amount of moisture to the environment helping to loosen the sugar. After a day or two, you should be able to use your hands to work through the larger lumps until it is in a granulated state.
2. Second, add a slice of white bread (not sourdough which will impart flavor) and allow that to help by releasing moisture into the sugar.
The best way to store brown sugar is without air! I find that even using those plastic containers that look nice on your counter and promise to release excess air, don’t work for brown sugar. The best way to store it is in the bag it came in, excess air released, zipped and then rubber banded to double secure any air from coming in. Simple, right?
Cheers to starting a new tradition around the table together!
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