This is still one of my favorite posts, and also one of the tips I use most in my cooking. Just this week I mixed up some brown sugar for a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies. One way we use homemade brown sugar is on baked sweet potatoes. A little dab of butter, a sprinkling of brown sugar, maybe a touch of cinnamon…oh goodness…heavenly!
Nothing is worse than running out of an essential ingredient when you are in the middle of baking or cooking. Last week I was whipping up a batch of oatmeal cookies and realized I was out of brown sugar. No problem. I mixed up my own.
Add 1 tablespoon molasses to 1 cup of white sugar. Stir together…you have light brown sugar. Do you need dark brown sugar instead? Add 2 tablespoons of molasses to the sugar and mix.
After I tried this I realized I found the taste is heartier and much better than the store bought brown sugar. I’m hooked on making my own now.
Tip: Use your food processor for even faster results.