Around here, a lot of DIY kitchen projects start like this (read in “whiny internal monologue voice”):
Awww crap, we’re out of ______ (insert item here).
I don’t want to load the kids in the car and go to the store for just one thing.
There’s gotta be a way I can make it myself.
Tortillas and pie crusts have magically appeared in this fashion. Last weekend, a similar situation arose when I was out of brown sugar.
What the heck? I thought (read in “confident kitchen DIY voice”). Brown sugar is just white sugar with molasses added, so why not just make it myself?
It couldn’t be easier. In a large mixing bowl, add 1 tablespoon of molasses for each cup of sugar.
Zip it with your mixer until all the molasses is incorporated.
It will start to look like a lumpy disaster.
Don’t give up! Keep mixing until the lumps are gone. If it’s too light, add another tablespoon of molasses.
How cool is that? You’ve made brown sugar!