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How to keep brown sugar soft {Tuesday Tip}

Posted by  ·  September 10, 2013  ·  Last Updated: September 10, 2013

Here are a few tips for keeping brown sugar soft and fluffy!


Tips to keep brown sugar from clumping

Keep brown sugar in an air tight container

A terracotta disc is great for keeping brown sugar moist. I have had mine for years and have never had clumpy brown sugar. Every so often I just get the terracotta disk wet (let the water completely absorb into the terracotta before placing in the sugar)  We sell the brown sugar bear at Sweet Baking Supply.

A slice of bread placed with the brown sugar for a couple of days can make the sugar moist again.

Throw a few marshmallows in with your brown sugar and they too will help keep the sugar moist.

Toss a couple of saltine crackers in with the brown sugar

tips for making brown sugar not clump

Need a quick fix so you can bake right away?

Place the brown sugar in the microwave along with a small bowl of water sitting beside it.Microwave at 30 seconds intervals until soft. Watch closely so that you don’t melt it.

The brown sugar can also be placed in a baking pan or wrapped in aluminum foil  and set in a 250° F oven for 5 minutes or until soft.


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  2. Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
    Another great way to keep brown sugar is to freeze it. I've been using brown sugar that I froze over a year ago and it's still great. To use, just put it in the microwave for a short time (until softened)and it comes out super moist. You can put what you don't use back in the freezer and microwave it again when needed. You can follow this process over and over again.