With these factors, I don't go through my brown sugar very quickly. I used to get extremely frustrated when I would go to my sealed bag of sugar in the fridge only to find it hardened into mini boulders. I tried hammering them out to only get nice little brown sugar pebbles. Sadly, I can think of a couple times of throwing out half used bags due to not being able to mix it up.
I read how to fix this predicament on the back of a brown sugar bag (imagine that!).
- Place your brown sugar rocks into a microwave safe conatiner
- Wet a paper towel and place over the container
- Stretch a piece of plastic wrap on top of the paper towel
- Microwave for 30-45 seconds, check the sugar, microwave for an additional 30-45 seconds & check again.
The wet papeer towel/plastic wrap creates a sauna type atmosphere allowing your sugar to moisten & soften & be usable!!
I might be the last person on earth that found this out, but just in case there's another person out there that didn't know of this, I wanted to share. More Works For Me helps here!!
*I also tried this technique on meat that easily dries out in the microwave (ex. pork chops) & it kept them extremely moist & delish!