Quick Fix: How to Soften Brown Sugar
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What a waste! Your brown sugar is one giant clump of almost unbreakable sugar. You’ll have to throw it out and buy a new one to finish this cake! Or do you? Don’t throw out your “ruined” brown sugar just yet; you may be able to save it with these tips below!
Immediate Fix: Place the hard brown sugar in a glass, microwave-safe bowl, next to another bowl with a ¼ cup of water in it. Microwave on Medium for 30 seconds. If your sugar is not yet soft, try it for another 30 seconds at a time until you have soft brown sugar again.
Overnight Fix: Place one of the following in a sealed container with your brown sugar. Over the years I have tried almost all of these and they work like magic!!
- a slice of apple
- a slice of bread
- 2 fresh marshmallows
- place a damp paper towel over the top of the bowl (do not seal it with this method, leave it in an open bowl)
- buy a brown sugar softening disk or bear (you can also grab these at most stores that sell kitchen supplies)
You’ll have fresh, soft brown sugar in no time!
Bonus tip: Running low on brown sugar? You can easily make your own Brown Sugar in just a couple of minutes!!