What do you put in brown sugar to keep it soft?
Water. Moisture is a big deal when it comes to brown sugar. If your brown sugar has gone hard a a rock, and you can spare a few days, sprinkle a few drops of water in the bag of brown sugar and wait until it softens up.
Why does bread soften brown sugar?
Bread contains moisture that will evaporate if it is exposed to air. However, if the only air is in a sealed container with dried out brown sugar, the water vapor molecules will stick to the sugar crystals. This causes them to be surrounded by a thin layer of water, so the sugar softens and crumbles.
How do you remove moisture from brown sugar?
Put the rock-hard sugar in a microwave-safe bowl, lay a moist paper towel on top, and microwave it for 20 seconds. If you find that the sugar still isn't soft after 20 seconds, feel free to give it another 20 seconds or so in the microwave, breaking up big pieces with a fork as you go.
Does dark brown sugar go out of date?
Brown sugar never really goes bad! Although of best quality within 2 years, brown sugar lasts indefinitely and can even be restored if it becomes hard.
What are the black things in brown sugar?
From time to time, you might find a hard, dark colored granule mixed in with your organic sugar. Don't' worry! Most often, this is a burnt piece of sugar or organic plant fibers inherent to the sugar.
Can brown sugar go in the freezer?
Yes, it's quite easy to freeze brown sugar indefinitely. You'll just want to make sure you use a well-sealed container and kept in the coldest part of the freezer away from fragrant foods. You probably won't need to freeze brown sugar since it already lasts indefinitely.
Can you get sick from expired brown sugar?
Once the brown sugar is past its date, it's a bit more likely to clump, but that's about it. ... So if you wanted to know if you can use your “expired” brown sugar, the answer is: you definitely can. Remember to first check if it's safe to eat, though.
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