Have you ever found yourself in the middle of getting your ingredients ready to bake something scrumptious, just to find that you are either completely out of, or short of brown sugar that is necessary for your creation? I hate it when that happens… but no longer will I have to drop everything and run out to the grocery store, where I will inevitably end up buying more than just brown sugar. If you are an avid baker, you are bound to have white sugar and molasses in your pantry, and if you do, you have all you need to make your own brown sugar! The best part – your brown sugar will be so full of flavor because it is made fresh that you won’t want to buy pre-packaged, mass produced brown sugar ever again!
Grab a cup of sugar and, depending on whether you need light or dark brown sugar, one or two table spoons of molasses
When you are done, if you are making dark brown sugar, you should have something that looks like this:
Two of the things I love about making my own brown sugar is that it is so fresh, the flavor is fantastic, and because I make it in a freezer bag, I just squeeze out the air and seal the bag and in the pantry it goes.
The research I did about making your own brown sugar said to put the sugar in a bowl, add the molasses, and fluff and massage it with a fork until the molasses was completely incorporated. I decided using the “freezer bag method” that I came up with would be much easier, and make a lot less mess, and your brown sugar is already in the storage bag. You gotta love that!
Bake on!! 🙂