I don't know about you, but I like the idea of saving money. There is just something about finding ways to keep from buying a certain item. For several months now I've been doing just that with one item that I use quite often in the kitchen ~ BROWN SUGAR. I know that a box or a bag of brown sugar is not all that expensive, but why spend that extra dollar on it, when you already have a bag of sugar in the cabinet that you can quickly turn into brown sugar.
I posted about this on Facebook once and was asked the question how does it bake? Just like the store bought but it tastes so much better. The good thing about making your own brown sugar, you can make it a cup at a time or make several cups like I do.
It is super easy and you only need two ingredients ~ sugar and molasses.
I would recommend making this in your mixer because it will take a few minutes for the sugar to mix.
I usually make about 4 cups at a time. All I do is dump the sugar in and add the molasses 1 tablespoon at a time. You don't want the molasses to land in the bottom of the bowl and not mix well. But, if this happens just mash the molasses balls into the sugar with a fork and keep mixing. For my sugar I only add about 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons, since I like my sugar to be light brown.
Mix, mix, mix until you get brown sugar.
Light and fluffy and oh so yummy!
If you try making your own brown sugar, let me know how it turns out and what you think about it.