Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Making It at Home - Brown Sugar




This weekend I set out to mix up some peanut butter cookies.  I am terrible at running out of things and forgetting to add it to my grocery list.  This time, I had no brown sugar.  What to do?  (sigh!)

Lightbulb- a-ha!  I remembered that I had seen a post at One Good Thing by Jillee about making brown sugar.  I read the post with interest, but didn't expect the brown sugar that you get from combining molasses and white granulated sugar to seriously taste and "be" like store bought brown sugar. 

I LOVE molasses on Homemade Biscuits, so I had some molasses in my pantry.  I grabbed a bowl, some sugar, the molasses, a whisk, and...WOW!  It was so easy and perfect and yummy!  I loved the texture of this brown sugar.  It was perfectly moist, unlike when I have store bought brown sugar that has hardened and no amount of microwaving it really changes that.

I probably will never buy another box of brown sugar.  This is truly the way to go.

Thank you, Jillee!  As always, you are SPOT ON!

Here's Jillee's recipe and some pictures of how I made Homemade Brown Sugar AT HOME MY WAY:

 
Homemade Brown Sugar
 
  • 1 cup white/granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
 
Instructions:
 
Dump the white sugar in a bowl that has some room for "mixing."  Drizzle on the molasses.  Use your whisk to fully incorporate the molassess into the white sugar. 
 
 
 
It mixes up perfectly with a whisk!
 
 
And it packs just like regular brown sugar - COOL!
 
 
 
Here's a sneak peek of what I made with this wonderful Homemade Brown Sugar:
 
 
 
 
Soft and yummy - Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe coming tomorrow!
 
 
I shared this recipe at:
 


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