Help! My brown sugar has turned into a rock!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sunnychooks, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the middle of making Oatmeat Raisin cookies and my brown sugar has hardened! Does anyone know a trick to get it soft in a hurry? I think there's a way to do it with a microwave but I don't own one. Can someone help me??? [​IMG]
     
  2. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put it in the food processor or a blender
     
  3. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    I only know how to do it with a microwave. Do you have a food processor? Maybe you could run it through that?
     
  4. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a food processor, but I'll try the blender. Thanks!!!
     
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Put an oven-safe bowl full of hot water in the oven and put the sugar in a different bowl. Place them both next to each other on the rack and put the oven on it's lowest setting.

    Mom told me to do this once. I ended up whacking my lump of sugar with a hammer handle though, and then crunching it the rest of the way with a rolling pin. I was having anger issues that day [​IMG]
     
  6. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could just melt it with butter that you're going to put in the cookies
     
  7. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep mine in a tupperware container with a piece of bread now. The bread keeps it soft. I got tired of it getting hard before I could use it all. Never tried the food processor to break it up, good idea.
     
  8. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blender broke it apart enough for me to mush it by hand. Luckily, the inside was still soft! I like the oven idea and I'll definitely do the bread idea.
    Cookies are in the oven now!!! [​IMG]
    Thanks everyone!
     
  9. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that you can store a few marshmallows in the bag to prevent it from turning hard.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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