Is the brown sugar in your kitchen hardening? Don't throw it away - brown sugar can still be used in one of the ways below; You simply choose what materials you have.
Method 1 of 6: Softening the Bread
Step 1. Put the sugar lumps in a sealable plastic bag
Step 2. Add a piece of soft bread and seal the bag well
Step 3. Leave it for a few hours
After a few hours the sugar will be soft again.
Method 2 of 6: Microwave Softening
Step 1. Put the sugar in a special microwave bowl and turn it on for a few seconds
The sugar will soften quickly.
Method 3 of 6: Softening With Moisture
Step 1. If you have a lot of free time, put the sugar in a bowl and cover it with a thick, damp cloth such as a dish cloth
Step 2. Leave it overnight
In the morning, the sugar will be soft again.
Method 4 of 6: Softening With Apple Slices
Step 1. Put the hard brown sugar in a resealable plastic bag, or in the container where the brown sugar is
Step 2. Add a piece of apple and close the bag
This method is similar to how to use bread.
Method 5 of 6: Softening With Aluminum Paper
Step 1. Break a piece of dry sugar
Wrap with aluminum foil.
Step 2. Bake in 150ºC/300ºF oven for 5 minutes
Step 3. Remove and let cool
The sugar will be soft again.
Method 6 of 6: Softening With Marshmallows
Step 1. Place one to two large marshmallows with brown sugar
You can use a sugar bag or container, as long as it's airtight.
Step 2. Silence
The marshmallows will soften the sugar. Leave the marshmallows there, and the sugar will remain soft.
- Prevent the sugar from hardening by adding a special sugar clay product (terracotta sugar buddy) to the sugar bowl. This product can maintain the moisture of sugar. Buy them from various kitchen shops in a variety of cute shapes.
- Putting a salty cracker or two in the sugar bowl will also help keep the sugar soft.