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DIY Brown Sugar

Hands in the air: how many of you make or have ever made your own brown sugar?

Me?  Not so much.

I feel a little embarrassed and confused.  How is it that I have never ever made my own brown sugar (or vanilla ~faint~)?!  I mean, I’ve been baking since I was  9-years-old.  I’ve been tinkering with recipes for at least 40 years.  I’ve even made my own cake flour, but never brown sugar.

I feel like such a newbie.

That will be changing soon, just not before this post!  I though maybe all of us who have resisted the idea of making our own could venture into these delicious (or so I’ve heard) waters together.

TOES IN EVERYONE!

Basic Light Brown Sugar Recipe:

Whisk together 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses.

BAM!  That’s it.

Basic Dark Brown Sugar Recipe:

Whisk together 1 cup granulated sugar with 1/4 cup molasses.

I read that mixing it by fork, blender or a food processor also works.

I also read that the initial mixing will produce clumps and you will think you’re doing it wrong, but KEEP MIXING!  Soon, you’ll be rewarded with fluffy, yummy, brown sugar.

Now.  Who’s with me?

If you’re brave enough, send me your pics and I’ll post them in the follow-up!

Time for some DIY brown sugar, baby!

 

 

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Sande Sivani

Friday 16th of August 2013

I used to do this years ago but had forgotten the proportions of sugar and molasses. Thanks for posting so I can do it again!! The gang over at My Personal Accent, would like to invite you to link-up this totally wonderful post at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party. Share as many of your creative ideas, recipes, and any other family friendly content as you like. We will be pinning every submission we receive. If you have a giveaway or contest you’d like to promote, feel free to post it on our giveaway page. Come on over and show us what you’ve got!

Mrs. Tucker

Friday 16th of August 2013

I keep meaning to make cookies, so I can try it, but have been swamped. Soon, though. Thanks!

Deauna

Thursday 15th of August 2013

I made it before, but it wasn't until I saw your link on Anyonita Nibbles that I remembered I COULD make it again. Thanks for the reminder (and future savings).

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 15th of August 2013

Love it! Thanks for coming by.

Carrie This Home

Wednesday 14th of August 2013

Don't feel like s newbie because I didn't even know you could make your own brown sugar! That's so cool! Thanks so much for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home! I hope we'll see you back next week!

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 14th of August 2013

Let me know if you try it. I haven't yet, but intend to.

Trish Butler

Tuesday 13th of August 2013

I all ways thought it was raw sugar as it is light brown too. Not only have I not made it, I thought it was a natural thing and I have been cooking and baking for 58 years. Boy is my face red. Thank you for opening this old gals eyes.

Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 13th of August 2013

I don't know that I'll ever buy brown sugar again. Glad to help!

jamie

Tuesday 13th of August 2013

I had no idea you could make your own brown sugar! Good to know! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 13th of August 2013

Now you know! (I had no idea either)