Christmas was coming, and I wanted to bake chocolate chip cookies for the colleagues. Of all times, I just had to be out of brown sugar. The sole important ingredient that gives the cookie its brown caramelized color, the chewy texture in the cookie. Lucky me, I had molasses in the fridge. I could make my own muscovado sugar.
Pouring white sugar into a bowl,
topping it with molasses,
all that was left to do, was to mix and mix and mix,
and there you go..your very own homemade brown sugar. 🙂
Making your own brown sugar is actually many times cheaper then getting it off the shelf. It takes you only 5 minutes to get these lovelies out. Do give it a go the next time you need brown sugar in your recipe. 🙂
Dark Brown Sugar Recipe
455g white sugar
- Place molasses in the bottom of a large mixing bowl, and dump in the sugar. Use a hand mixer to stir things around until the molasses is evenly distributed (you could also do this in a food processor). Or you can just use your spoon and mix it around. First it will start out all clumpy, and after you mix for a few minutes, those clumps will start to disappear. Keep mixing until the clumps have all been broken up and the molasses has been evenly distributed.
- Store in an airtight container. The brown sugar is now ready for use!