You might wonder and ask, is it really possible to make your own brown sugar? The answer is absolutely Yes! This easy and economical DIY (Do It Yourself) activity only requires exactly two ingredients which is both dark and light varieties of brown sugar. Home-made stock for present or future purposes can be made right away. And since it's your own, you'll be at peace knowing everything you will put into it which will result fresher and fluffier. Below is the list of the ingredients.
For Light Brown Sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
For Dark Brown Sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1 cup granulated cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
There are actually some tips on buying molasses. Molasses comes from various kinds as well as various textures. Adjusting the recipe proportions may be needed depending on what kind of molasses you’re using. The best consistency and flavour are the unsulfured molasses. If you’re using this kind of method, as recommended; for 1 cup of granulated cane sugar you’ll need 1 tablespoon of molasses and another for dark brown sugar.
While lighter varieties of molasses that have subtle flavour are the fancy and lighter molasses, so you may need to increase the amount you use slightly (or not, if you want a lighter brown sugar). The so called "Blackstrap" molasses has the most intense flavour and thick variety of molasses. The term blackstrap is actually the viscous molasses remaining after the extraction process of sugar from the raw sugar cane. And for making your own brown sugar, you'll have to ease up much more proportions. The key point to this DIY project is obtaining the correct measurement of ingredients as well as having the good set of airtight container. Enjoy!