Make your own Brown Sugar

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Dragonfly Ranch, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Hey there everyone - just reading my latest "Fine Cooking" magazine - I LOVE it and came across the following about making your own brown sugar in a pinch and thought I'd share. If you are like me and live out in the sticks it often doesn't makes sense to "run to the store" when you are out of something and you just make due. So here goes

    "Make your own brown sugar"

    "The next time that you run out of brown sugar, check your pantry again before you head to the store - if you have granulated white sugar and molasses, you have the makings of brown sugar. For every cup of brown sugar needed, add 1 Tbs. molasses for light brown or 2 Tbs. for dark brown to 1 cup of granulated sugar. Combine with an electric mixer on medium-low to medium high (start slowly and gradually increase the speed) until the molasses is incorporated and mixture becomes fluffy brown sugar. This may take as long as 10 minutes - just keep at it until most of the molasses balls are blended in."

    I'm probably way behind most of you who already knew this but in case you didn't like me.

  2. bantiesrule

    bantiesrule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2008
    Long Prairie, MN
    I never heard of it, Thanks for sharing!
  3. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    I didn't know that. Thanks for the great tip!
  4. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I only knew this because I ran out one day and googled and of course since I like molasses cookies I had some in the cupboard it is good you shared it though, not a whole lot of people would know that
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Or add the sugar to the dry ingredients and the molasses to the wet ingredients. then combine, as in making cookies.
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I do this all the time. Taste better no hard lumps. But then again I make my own laundry soap too.
  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
  8. happyhappy

    happyhappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Napa, CA
    Thanks for the info. and that reminds me I got a recipe off of Allrecipes for Molasses Ginger that sounds fab. as we LOVE any ginger cookies and I need to stop spending money buying when I can make them for much cheaper. Also just saw a persimmon treat down the street that is loaded- I would think those peeps would like to trade some nice fresh brown eggs for persimmons!!!!!!!!

  9. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
  10. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    south/west tn
    i been do that for years i make my own brown sugar it is cheaper and u have it on hand all the time white sugar and a bottle of molasses
    tip to keep the molasses from harded around the cover is put a peice of a baggie over the open before u screw on the top so the cover does not harded to the jar.
    put 1 teaspoon molasses to a 1/2 c honey = brown sugar honey

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