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Make your own brown sugar
Make your own brown sugar.
Photo © Nate Steiner


Fortunately, brown sugar is one ingredient you never have to worry about running out of. OK, maybe not never. But as long as you have ordinary sugar and molasses, you can make your own brown sugar in about a minute.

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October 21, 2008 at 11:37 am
(1) jh says:

I think it is important though to know that a light mollasses will make a light brown sugar and a blackstrap will make a dark. You don’t want to overpower tastes in certain recipes with the dark brown sugar.

jh

October 21, 2008 at 4:34 pm
(2) culinaryarts says:

You’re quite right about that, and in addition to experimenting with different types of molasses, you can also use a bit more molasses for a darker brown sugar or a bit less for a lighter result.

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