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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Kitchen Tips: Soft Brown Sugar

The other night I was thinking it’s been a while since I did a “Kitchen Tips” post…then later that evening a friend stopped by to borrow some brown sugar and was excited about the piece of bread inside my brown sugar container. Tah-dah! A post!

Want soft brown sugar? Just throw a piece of bread in the container. That’s it. Simple, easy, cheap. I change it out, oh, I don’t know…hardly ever. I use white bread so no funny little grains fall into the sugar. The bread never gets moldy and the brown sugar always remains the perfect consistency. Just a little something I learned from my mama at a young age.

My friend Adrianne’s scienctist husband tried to explain why it works to us…he said the explanation really wasn’t complicated, but I think Adrianne and I only caught a couple words…like “the bread won’t go moldy” and “there’s a scientific reason it works” – good enough for us cooks. 🙂


  1. 1

    That’s a great tip.

  2. 2

    My college roommate taught me that trick and to this day, whenever I open my container of brown sugar I smile and think of her. 🙂

  3. 3

    Do you know how many ROCK hard boxes of brown sugar I’ve had!??! Apparently if it does get that hard you can microwave it briefly and it loosens. Bread works better!

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    Jane Maynard

    hard as rock sugar be gone!

    erin – I love those kinds of things that ALWAYS remind you of someone!

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