Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How to Keep Brown Sugar Soft

During a cooking lesson last week we needed some brown sugar. My student had plenty—five bags—but all were about half-full with rock-hard brown sugar. We chiseled with a knife to get a half cup, but there is an easier way.

The hardening occurs when the brown sugar loses its natural moisture. To prevent this, place a small piece of bread in the container or bag of brown sugar. Hardened sugar will regain its softness in a day or two and newly-bought sugar will remain soft.

1 comment:

Zach said...

Or open the container and put a slightly damp cloth over the top.