Tip of the Week: Make Your Own Brown Sugar

Did you forget to buy brown sugar? Did you run out of it mid-recipe? Don’t worry, you can very easily make your own if you have regular white sugar and molasses. That’s all that brown sugar is, even if the label says “brown cane sugar” on a package of stored bought brown sugar.  Molasses is created through the production of refining sugar cane or sugar beets and is used in the commercial production of brown sugar.

Here’s how to make your own.

  • Mix one cup of regular white sugar with 1 + 1/2 tablespoon of molasses (be sure that it is “unsulphured,” and not “black strap” molasses, both of which are too strong).
  • Rub the sugar and the molasses through your fingers until it is all evenly distributed.
  • Store it in a plastic bag tightly closed with the air pressed out of it. Use this as you would store bought brown sugar. 

If you do a search through my blog for “extra fine sugar” or “powdered sugar,” you will see that I used a food processor or blender. Do not be tempted to use a food processor or blender for creating brown sugar because the sugar granules will become too fine. In this case, clean hands are your best tool.

Arliano Update (Aggiornamento Arliano):

All the windows, shutters and interior doors have been installed, but we’re still waiting on the front door. About 80% of the house has been painted internally and externally. But the biggest news is… after a year of waiting, the kitchen will be installed next week!

This is the back side of the house


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Author: gregnelsoncooks

Visit weekly for original and adapted recipes as well as cooking tips to make your kitchen life easier — and more delicious! I’ll include simple, straight forward instructions along with recipes that are truly worth your time making. And, recipes that elevate the familiar and introduce you to the new and unexpected.

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