The best brown sugar you can get your hands on is actually made at home, in seconds, and at a cheaper price than store bought. You'll taste the difference in your baked goods, sauces and any recipe that calls for it!
Have you ever been in the middle of a recipe when you realize you don't have any brown sugar? Maybe that's happening right now and that's why you've landed on this page. Trust me, this is quicker than running to the store. (And cheaper too!)
What you need:
How to make it:
Use a stand mixer or a bowl and spoon and mix the sugar and molasses until it's evenly coated. I find that a paddle shaped spoon or a large fork work well.
It should look just like store bought brown sugar when it's done.
The ratio of molasses to sugar depends on if you desire light or dark brown sugar.
For light brown sugar:
Combine 1 tablespoon of molasses per 1 cup of white granulated sugar.
For dark brown sugar:
Combine 2 tablespoons of molasses per 1 cup of white granulated sugar.
Turning light brown sugar into dark brown:
Combine 1 tablespoon of molasses per 1 cup of packed brown sugar.
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How to Make Brown Sugar
- 4 cups granulated white sugar
- 4 tablespoons molasses double for dark brown sugar
- Pour granulated sugar into a mixing bowl.
- Measure 4 tablespoons of molasses for light brown sugar, or 8 tablespoons for dark brown sugar and add to the sugar in the bowl.
- Mix with a large spoon or fork, or in a stand mixer with paddle attachment until it resembles brown sugar exactly.
- Use a ratio of 1 tablespoon molasses per cup of sugar for light brown sugar
- Use a ratio of 2 tablespoons (double) of molasses per cup of sugar for dark brown sugar
- To make light brown sugar into dark brown sugar, just add 1 tablespoon of molasses