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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