easy homemade brown sugar

May 30, 2012 by Lauren

That picture describes it all. You need:

1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of molasses (mine was a heaping tablespoon! If you want dark brown sugar, put in 1.5ish tablespoons.)

And just mix them together! You can just use a fork. It’ll look scary in the beginning and you’ll think that it will never come out right. BUT IT WILL! Just keep mixin. I actually used my kitchen aid mixer and then a fork to get out super small chunks.

 And then you’ll have fluffy and fresh brown sugar!

I even did the math – a 2 lb bag of brown sugar costs $1.83
and 2 lbs of white sugar + 2 tbsp of molasses costs $1.32
that’s 50 whole cents I’m saving. woohoo. That money can go towards that helicopter you’ve been eyeing.

Keep it in a sealed container … or just make when you need it for a recipe!

This tip was given to us by a kind blog reader, Ming! Many thanks, Ming! It. is. so. awesome. Kinda bummed I didn’t know about it before now! Well, now I know, and now all of you do too!

 

(p.s. a bonus photo for those of you who stuck around this long. just a note:

do not pour molasses into a tablespoon and try to take pictures of it all by yourself while josiah is eating cereal and not able to help. you will have molasses EVERYWHERE.

the end.)

 


7 Comments »

  1. Ming says:

    AWESOME! Thanks and keep up the good work! XD

  2. Shawna Greenway says:

    Brilliant! I am constantly running to the store in the middle of making cookies because I never have brown sugar and when I buy it, I buy it in the bulk section and buy just enough for whatever recipe I have. yeah, I’m dumb like that! With BBQ season coming up, I may need to stock up on sugar and molasses.

    PS – We’re coming to Austin in October the weekend after ACL so we’ll definitely stop by your store.

  3. Lauren says:

    :) glad you will never run out of brown sugar again!
    (p.s. yes, please come by the store! and say hi while you’re in!)

  4. Rachael says:

    Oh wow, this is the best.tip.ever. Here in Geneva, I can only buy super expensive imported brown sugar at about $8 a kilo (plus the $5 in bus fares to get to the one and only store in town that stocks it) so I really will be able to save up for that helicopter!

    Thank you! :D

  5. Lauren says:

    ah rachael, awesome!! so glad it can save you money so you can get that helicopter. ha!

  6. Marica Jettli says:

    What percent vinager is used for the all purpose cleaner?

  7. Mykell says:

    I seriously haven’t bought brown sugar from the store in A-G-E-S!! The homemade version is so much more beautiful and fluffy…plus, my husband LOVES molasses on his toast so it’s a bonus to keep around…except for the mess he makes with it! But that’s half the fun, right? Right? ;o)

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