5.10.2006



This may be usless to anyone who bakes on a regular basis, but for those of you that would rather cook than bake...this tip is for you.

A while back I read in a cooking magazine that if you kept your brown sugar in the fridge, it would stay soft. I tried it in a Tupperware, but it took a while to soften up once I took it out of the fridge. So I tried a Ziploc bag instead. Works beautifully every time. I just pull it out and give it a squeeze. The brown sugar is soft and usable. On the same brown sugar note, if you have hard brown sugar and you want to salvage it without heating it up, you can grate it with a cheese grater.

14 comments:

Nettie said...

I could definitely use this idea, even though I do bake alot. With the humidity where I live rock hard sugar is a common problem. I'll be trying this. Thanks!

Dawnyel said...

I can NEVER have soft brown sugar...thanks for the tip!

Tiff said...

I love that idea!!

Rachelle said...

What a great tip! I always gets hard brown sugar!

itybtyfrog said...

Very good tip!! I squeezed this brown sugar the other day, and it was VERY soft. Mmmmm...makes me want to bake something.

Gabriela said...

Good idea!

Kara Elmore said...

We try not to be this....but we are SOOOOOOOO brown sugar freaks at my house! LOVE THIS IDEA!

theresa said...

Great one! I even tried one of those reddish stone looking things that you get wet and keep in the box for 20 mins. But who wants to do that everytime! Thanks for sharing this tip!

momofalltrades said...

Putting a slice of bread in your tupperware container ontop of the sugar will also keep it nice and soft. Or you could just move to Texas...my sugar stays soft year round here! LOL

Jettara said...

Love that idea. My teenager makes her hot cereal in the morning before I am awake and she is always having problems with the hard sugar to sweeten it. I'll just have to warn her where I will be keeping the sugar from now on so she dosen't wake me up to get it for her.

Traci said...

I've never heard of grating it if it's hard. That is a fantastic idea. BTW, thanks for visiting my site!

Lei said...

And to think I have been shoving bread in my bags for all these years! Thanks!

Tess said...

that is a great tip. it will work for me now too, as I usually keep a slice of bread in the container like my mom did, but really I find breadcrumbs in the sugar a little gross. :)

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