brown sugar

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Don’t you hate it when your brown sugar clumps together in a rock hard mess? I love using organic sugar, but I noticed that it tends to harden more easily. I store the sugar in what I thought was an air-tight container, but it still hardened into a solid clump. After a quick Google search, I found a few suggestions. The easiest and least expensive was to place a piece of bread in with the sugar. The premise is that the sugar will suck the moisture out of the bread and soften it. I’ve tried this with cookies in the past and thought it was worth a try.

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised when it worked perfectly. The rock hard sugar was now soft and fluffy. So, if your brown sugar becomes too hard to scoop, throw in a piece of bread and leave it overnight. Check back and remove the bread when the brown sugar has returned to its natural, supple state.