Fresh brown sugar gives your baked goods that extra oomph of sweetness. It’s super easy and quick to do if you run out of your normal stores. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
I figured out how to make this when I didn’t have enough brown sugar in the middle of a recipe. There was no turning back after I realized how easy this is to do from things I already have in my cabinets. It almost tasted fresher, or as if I had just tried what brown sugar was supposed to taste like for the first time. Why buy something further processed with a duller flavor? Making your own gives you the flexibility to make the variety of brown sugar shades that you may need.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
- Pour sugar and molasses into a large bowl.
- Combine until thoroughly mixed by using a fork, pestle, or food processor.
- Reduce or add by ½ tbsp to achieve lighter or darker brown sugar.
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