Thursday, April 30, 2009

Culinary tip

The other day, I was making cookies to take to a lady I visit teach. My brown sugar canister was empty, so I went digging in the pantry for food storage brown sugar. I found one box and it was ROCK HARD! So I had Zac do some Google-ing and here are the solutions:

IMMEDIATE: Put what you need in a bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave in brief intervals till softened. Try not to melt it, although mine was a little melty and still worked.

LONG TERM: Put the brown sugar brick in your canister with a piece of bread. Give it a couple of days and you will have normal brown sugar! I shook the canister around each day just to break it up. Take the bread out after a few days - it'll be a brick now, but your brown sugar will be nice and fluffy!!


Natalie said...

awesome. Thanks for the tip.

Frieda said...

I have also heard that you can put an apple slice in your brown sugar to soften it up.
One COOL gadget...get one of those terracotta brown sugar thingies (it comes in different shapes) and just place it in your container.
Voila! No more bricks!