To soften hardened brown sugar:
- Microwave: Place about 1/2 pound of
hardened brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Cover sugar with two pieces
of wet paper towels. Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap. Heat in microwave
at HIGH for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. Break up sugar with a fork (sugar will be
hot) and stir. (Microwave ovens vary in power so you may need to adjust the
- Conventional oven: Heat the amount of
sugar you need in a 250-degree F. oven for a few minutes.
- Overnight: Place about 1/2 lb. of
hardened brown sugar in a container. Cover sugar with two pieces of wet
paper towels or place an apple slice in the container, and cover tightly
with plastic wrap or lid. Let stand overnight at room temperature.
- Brown sugar will harden again after it
is softened so it must be used immediately.
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