We’re getting into baking season, which means stocking up on staples like flour, sugar, butter, eggs, nuts and chocolate – and running out of ingredients halfway through a recipe. I’m sure this has happened to you. Good news – if that ingredient is brown sugar, you can totally make your own. And control how dark and sticky it is by the amount of molasses you add. It’s simple.
Brown sugar is essentially white sugar with molasses added – the darker the brown sugar the more molasses it contains. To make basic golden brown sugar, you’ll need a ratio of about 1 cup white sugar to 1 Tbsp. dark molasses. Work the two together with a fork, or use an electric mixer. It will clump together at first, but eventually blend in completely, and look exactly like the brown sugar you get by the bag. Use it just as you would use any brown sugar in a recipe.
If you want darker brown sugar, simply add a bit more molasses. Simple. Store extras in a tightly sealed container to prevent it from drying out.
Now that you have an unlimited supply of brown sugar, try using it in one of these sweet treats – all six bring out the best in brown sugar!
Sprinkle some of your homemade brown sugar on this pumpkin pie oatmeal for an instant pick-me-up! Get the recipe here!