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Old 12-23-2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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Softening brown sugar

how do you get brown sugar to soften up and not be as hard as a rock?

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Old 12-23-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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Put a slice of bread in with it and close up for about 30 minutes. Or put it in a ziploc and the slice of bread.
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:54 AM   #3
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A slice of apple works well too. Or you can buy a little clay disk, soak it in water for a while and toss it in your sugar container. It keeps it forever. I keep my brown sugar in Tupperware and it never gets hard.
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:56 AM   #4
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nuke it for a few seconds. it should soften, but don't do it too long, or it'll start to melt.
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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We always have an open bag of brown sugar in use. As long as we wrap it with a slice of bread it stays moist.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:55 AM   #6
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Just keep it in the plastic bag it came in and place in a larger ziplock bag in the refrigerater and it won't harden up on you anymore.
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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If it has already gotten hard, I nuke it for just a few seconds. Use it immediately though, it will harden up again.

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Old 01-06-2006, 03:27 PM   #8
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I have a terrible time keeping brown sugar soft...it is so dry where I live. I've used the slice of bread in the bag trick - it works well. Out of desperation one day, I decided to vacuum pack my brown sugar. It worked great! I just make the food saver bag extra long so that I can cut it open then vacuum pack it again and again.
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