Homemade Brown Sugar (Light or Dark) is easy to make with only two ingredients.
Tastes much better than packaged store-bought brands.
Also lasts much longer when properly stored in an airtight container and refrigerated.
EDITOR’S NOTE (December 12, 2021): Updated info to make it more concise. Added two new photos.
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HELPFUL MOLASSES MEASURING TIP
I keep molasses in the refrigerator with the lid firmly secured.
Refrigeration keeps the molasses fresh and tasting good.
However, the cold texture is VERY thick and difficult to measure.
Since warm molasses are easier to measure, remove cold jar from the refrigerator, place in a bowl or saucepan filled with very warm water (not boiling hot).
Allow to stand for about 20 minutes or until the molasses become warm and thin. Much easier to measure for a recipe!
WHAT IS BROWN SUGAR?
Brown sugar is a combination of granulated white sugar and molasses.
It is a popular sweetener in baked breads, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, and pastries.
Brown sugar is also commonly used in barbecue sauce, baked beans, homemade syrup, and yams.
HOW TO MAKE DARK BROWN SUGAR
Dark brown sugar is made by mixing 2 tablespoons of molasses with 1 cup of granulated white sugar.
HOW TO MAKE LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
Light brown sugar is made by mixing 1 tablespoon of molasses with 1 cup of granulated white sugar.
Stir together until well combined.
HOW TO PROPERLY STORE BROWN SUGAR
Keep Homemade Brown Sugar in a container with an airtight lid or a tightly sealed zippered bag.
Homemade Brown Sugar will remain moist with a delicious fresh taste much longer than packaged/store-brought brands… as long as it is properly stored and refrigerated.
It will harden when exposed to air for an extended period of time.
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