Monday, February 10, 2014

How to Make Your Own Brown Sugar

Have you ever gone to make some cookies only to find out that you are out of brown sugar??  NO!!!!  That's the worst.  But it's totally fixable.  There's an easy substitution that actually works so well you may not buy brown sugar anymore!

White refined sugar has been stripped of anything useful for the body and molasses is actually a bi-product of the refining process.  Brown sugar is basically white sugar that companies mix molasses back into.  So why not make it yourself.  Who knew it was that easy?

Here's what you need:

1 cup regular white sugar (preferably organic variety)
1 tbsp organic unsulfured molasses (or more if you want a darker brown sugar)

Simply add the molasses to your sugar and blend away.  I've found using a potato masher works great.  You can also use a spoon or a mixer.  Just make sure you get it all worked in.  

So it's still not the healthiest of sugar choices, but YOU control what goes in it.  The best part is, you can add more or less molasses to get the darkness (flavor) that you want.  

So happy baking.  And may your pantry be ever full of homemade brown sugar.

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