Run out of brown sugar? You can make light or dark brown sugar for cookies, cakes, and sauces right in your kitchen. Two ingredients, two minutes!
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?
Tools Used to Make Brown Sugar
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl: the no-skid base of this bowl makes it one of my favorite mixing bowls.
KitchenAid mixer: an excellent mixer for getting rid of all of the lumps
How to Make Brown Sugar
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- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 cup white sugar
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.