Awesome Brown Sugar in 10 Minutes or Less!
One day we were making apple pie and discovered we were out of brown sugar, we normally use brown sugar not white sugar in apple recipes as well as many other recipes too. We had a lot of white sugar and some cooking molasses so we decided to make our own brown sugar since all brown sugar is is white sugar mixed with molasses and repackaged and sold as brown sugar. The recipe worked great, we produced a large amount of brown sugar simply by combining the white sugar with a couple of tablespoons of molasses. The exact measurements are given here but you can feel free to adjust the amount of molasses as you see fit, depending on what type of brown sugar you want (ie: How 'brown' you want it to be). Try it out next time you need some brown sugar but do not want to go to the store to get some and you have molasses, white sugar and a mixing bowl available. Enjoy!
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Things you will need, Mixing bowl and mixer, sugar and molasses. I usually make a large amount and store it in a sealed container for future use.
- 2 Cups White Sugar, this can be any amount really, depending on your needs
- 2 tablespoons Cooking Molasses, usually 1 tablespoon per cup of white sugar
- Add sugar and molasses into the mixing bowl. It does not matter which order but I suggest adding the sugar first and then pouring the molasses over top of the sugar.
- blend together for ten minutes (or less) or until all the little molasses chunks are gone and the sugar is a golden brown in color. If you have added too much molasses, don't worry, just add more white sugar to balance it out.
Approx. Nutritional Value based on store bought brown sugar
|Serving size: 1 Cup Packed|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 214 g||71%|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 86 mg||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
This recipe for brown sugar also stores well in a sealed container and keeps fresh for a long time. Whip up a large batch of it once a month or so and never run out of brown sugar again.
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© 2012 Robin Olsen