How to soften brown sugar … kitchen helper
Brown sugar can clump and turn brick-like if not stored properly. Want to know how to soften it in 20 seconds?
Place the brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Dampen a paper towel and cover the bowl with it. Microwave on high for about 20 seconds, and then break up the brown sugar with a fork. It might need a few 20 second bursts to completely soften. You can pulse the sugar in a food processor to further break it up if needed.
If you don’t have a microwave, put the brown sugar in a Ziploc bag with a piece of bread, seal, and leave for 24 hours. The moisture from the bread will soften the sugar and allow you to break it up.
To keep brown sugar soft:
· Always store in an airtight container, not its original packaging.
· Pop a marshmallow or a small piece of sliced bread into the container. The moisture in these will keep the sugar soft.