We love baking but occasionally run out of the necessities used to bake, such as brown sugar. And from where we live the distance to the store is a waste of gas and time for only one item!
What do you do when you need a substitute? Google of course, lol!
We weren’t really sure how this recipe would turn out but had a few bags of white sugar and a container of molasses and totally thought this idea was the simplest ever! And just couldn’t resist testing it out!
At first it smelled like molasses and sugar but did the job nonetheless. The next day we couldn’t believe how much it smelled and tasted like actual brown sugar! Obviously, the longer you let it sit/
It makes a person wonder if this is how they make brown, golden and so many other types of “brown” sugar?
To make 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar:
- Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
- Combine 1 cup granulated sugar with 1/4 cup molasses
Be sure to mix it well as it will becomefluffier the more it’s blended.
A huge thanks to Martha Stewart for the recipe and the money we’ll be saving making our own brown sugar 🙂
*There’s even an awesome tip that’ll help you to stop throwing out those hard clumps of sugar. Which is basically like throwing out money!
Do you have any quick and easy substitutions that you use when baking essentials aren’t at hand? We’d love to hear them.