Mom Shares Her Mind-Bending Simple Hack For Keeping Brown Sugar Smooth, And All You Need Is A Marshmallow
- One mom was sick of her brown sugar hardening to a brick.
- She pipes a marshmallow in with the sugar to add moisture and keep it soft.
Professional and home bakers alike will relate to the struggle of dealing with a brick-hard lump of brown sugar, but one mom has discovered a simple trick that will ensure her sugar stays soft and separate.
Angela, from Canberra, was sick and tired of sticking a shovel into her packet of brown sugar every time she wanted to bake something.
Brown sugar is made by mixing molasses with granulated sugar, and therefore hardens when exposed to air as the molasses loses its moisture.
The loss of moisture causes the sugar crystals to stick to themselves.
But Angela combats this by placing a marshmallow in her brown sugar to replace the lost moisture.
Bakers alike will identify with the difficulty of dealing with a brick-hard lump of brown sugar, but one mum found that placing a marshmallow on it will keep the sugar soft (file image)
The mother was overjoyed when she discovered the secret to saving brown sugar.
‘If you put a marshmallow in your brown sugar, it prevents the sugar from hardening!’ she wrote in a Facebook mail.
‘I wasn’t sure if this would work, but it works!’
Angela also revealed that her current marshmallow had been sitting in its container for months without developing a speck of mold.
“I’m really surprised that it’s still soft to the touch,” she said.
Other moms shared similar hacks to keep brown sugar from hardening.
“If you have a food processor or blender you can throw it out and break it up that way,” said one.
“I use a slice of bread or even just the corners, but the bread creates mold.”
‘You can also use a piece of potato.’
Brown sugar is made by mixing molasses with granulated sugar and therefore hardens when exposed to air as the molasses loses its moisture (stock image)
But some were concerned about cross contamination and allergens.
“Just be careful if you’re serving celiacs: marshmallows contain gluten.”
“Oh no, new food allergy unlocked,” wrote one woman.