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Brown Sugar Storage and Measuring

Keep your hands clean next time you need to measure brown sugar, while not wasting a single drop.  Here is another one of those money saving tips and great cooking tips for brown sugar storage and measuring.

To keep your brown sugar moist and bug free, store the entire bag of sugar in a glass or plastic container. I have used the same plastic see through container for years.  When you need to measure for use in a recipe, just put the measuring spoon or cup inside the bag, scooping to fill and then pressing with your other hand on the outside of the bag until you have firmly packed the exact amount you need.  Seal up the bag, pressing out all the excess air and put it back in the storage container.  All without getting your hands full of sugar or spilling any on your counter.

NOTE:  If by chance your brown sugar does dry out, simply put a slice of bread inside the bag for a day or two.  It really works!

Brown Sugar


If you need to use your brown sugar right away, place the hardened brown sugar in a covered container and microwave for a short time (try increments of 10 seconds each, watching carefully and breaking it apart each time you check on it).

Now if you don't have any brown sugar in the house at all, an option is to make your own.  To make 1 cup of medium brown sugar, mix 1 cup of white sugar with 1 T. molasses.  If you prefer a lighter or darker blended brown sugar, simply add more or less molasses.

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