Make your own brown sugar at home

United States
October 24, 2015 7:38pm CST
Today, my grandma showed me how to make brown sugar at home! I knew you could but I didn't know how! It is much cheaper too. You can get 4-5lbs of sugar and a bottle of molasses for $5 or less combined. You mix 2cups of white sugar with 2tbsp of molasses in a stand mixer. Turn it on and let it work its magic, making sure it's all getting mixed, for maybe 3-5 minutes. This will make light to regular brown sugar. If you want dark, just double the molasses! Voila! What do you make at home that's cheaper than buying?
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@GardenGerty (128778)
• United States
25 Oct 15
I usually just add both the white sugar and the molasses to a recipe at the same time. If you need butter milk put a tablespoon full of vinegar or lemon juice in a cup and fill to the 1 cup line with milk and let it stand a minute.
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@paigea (30880)
• Canada
17 Jan 16
I thought of that as I was reading too. Going to try it when I run out of brown sugar
@1creekgirl (23204)
• United States
25 Oct 15
I make my own kitchen cleaner. In a plastic spray bottle, I combine water, bleach, and a little dish washing liquid. That's really cool about making brown sugar. .I'll have to try that.
• United States
25 Oct 15
Yeah! It was super easy and it was so moist compared to store bought brown sugar. My grandma says it lasts much longer too and wot get hard
@sharon6345 (256796)
• United States
25 Oct 15
I will be trying this one really soon.
• United States
25 Oct 15
@sharon6345 come back and let me know how yours turns out!
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• United States
26 Oct 15
That's very sweet of your grandma to teach you the tricks in the kitchens that can save time and money for many years to come. I don't have to buy Bisquick because I make up my own. If you would like the recipe I would be glade to message it to you. Have a wonderful day
• United States
26 Oct 15
Sure! I'd love the recipe!
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• United States
26 Oct 15
@Samanthavv I thought that I would posted it here, because I have to learn how to send message here. Sorry Homemade Bisquick - 4 cups all-purpose flour - 2 TBSP. baking powder - 1-1/2 tsp. salt - 1 cup shortening 1) Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. 2) Add shortening and mix with an electric mixer on medium speed until all shortening is blended with the flour. 3) Use the mix as you would the real thing!! Makes 6 cups!! Store in airtight container. Shelf life would probably be 6-8 mos. Enjoy I hope that I did not break any rules
@EddieHands (37566)
• United States
25 Oct 15
Well very cool! I am going to try this. I love brown sugar it just tastes so good!
• United States
25 Oct 15
Yeah! My grandma says it will last a lot longer and stay soft longer too
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@EddieHands (37566)
• United States
25 Oct 15
@Samanthavv yummy I am going to tell my family we should make this together. it does sound great!
@DeborahDiane (32800)
• Laguna Woods, California
25 Oct 15
Wow! I had no idea that you could make your own brown sugar. Very cool.
• United States
25 Oct 15
I know, right? I knew brown sugar had molasses in it but I didn't realize how it was made or that it was just mixed well! My grandma said you could use a hand mixer to make it too but it's easier to make it with a stand mixer! Also, if you spray the measuring spoon with non stick spray before measuring out the molasses, it won't stick as much. Also, heating the molasses before you add it to the sugar helps it mix in a bit faster.
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@paigea (30880)
• Canada
17 Jan 16
I am going to try that if it's a lot cheaper. Growing up my parents always made maple syrup. That maybe wasn't as good as the real thing as they used maple extract to flavour it. But it was pretty good and thrifty.
@dianadee (1775)
• South Africa
25 Oct 15
Amazing brown sugar idea ..must try!