Thursday, May 7, 2015

How to Quickly Soften Hard Brown Sugar


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How to Quickly Soften Hard Brown Sugar


Have you ever gone to make a recipe only to find out your brown sugar has become a rock solid lump in your cupboard?

That has happened to me several times.

What was especially frustrating this time is the bag hadn't even been opened! I tried microwaving it as that has worked a bit in the past. This sugar was too far gone for any real success with that.

I never think ahead to put an apple or piece of bread in the bag. (And that wouldn't have worked anyway because the bag was sealed.)

So, I finally figured out how to get it so it's usable. Believe me, I felt pretty genius when it worked the first time.

The Hard Brown Sugar Fix


I give you THE POWER OF THE BLENDER! Yes! Stick that rock of yummy goodness right in your jar and blend away until is resembles sand. Pour out the proper amount for your recipe, and you are set to go! I haven't tried to pack it in my measuring cup. I just estimate how much it should really be. It has worked every time since.

Give it a whirl next time! (Pun intended.)

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22 comments:

  1. This is a most helpful tip. Good to know it does not break the blade of the blender.

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    1. My blender handles it just fine. I have an Oster from Wal-Mart or some other big store. Nothing fancy. Glad you found it helpful!

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  2. We've done this! A slice of bread does work wonders if you get it there in time...

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  3. It was such a revelation to me! :) I really need to plan ahead with the bread in the future. I'm glad to know from your personal experience that it works.

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  4. I've used the microwave method, but never the blender. Neat tip!
    (Visiting from Lou Lou Girls)

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  5. That's a great idea. Thanks.

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  6. I usually can get it to soften in the microwave with it covered in a wet paper towel. But I'm going to remember this for if that doesn't work next time!

    (visiting from WholeHearted Wednesday)

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    1. I've been missing the wet paper towel bit. I'll have to remember that, too! Thanks for teaching me in return. :)

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  7. Good idea..... should be useful when the sugar hardens. :)

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  8. I've often wondered if that would work, thank you!

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  9. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

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  10. I never thought of that! To be honest, I've never had issues with brown sugar hardening. I don't think we ever keep it around long enough to be a problem. When I buy dry goods in bulk, I store it in icing tubs rescued from the grocery store's bakery, and they're so airtight that the sugar can't dry out.

    Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday!

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  11. What a great tip!!! I have had this happen, or I have even had several 'rocks' form in-between the rest of it. I wonder why this happens? Now I'll know what to do when it happens again.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  12. Ah, feels like a duh moment that many of us have not thought of haha. Thanks for sharing and for linking up at MeetUp Monday, and hope to see you again next week!

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  13. Oh what a fab idea - I bet you have just saved so many people from simply throwing it away! Thanks for the fab advice and Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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  14. What a great idea. thank you so much for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. I will definitely try and remember this. Blessings

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  15. Great tip! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  16. Thanks for sharing your tip on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

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