Brown sugar is one of the ingredients I run out of too often. I’ve thought about buying a 5 gallon bucket to store it in like I do flour and sugar. But brown sugar tends to dry out too quickly when storing large quantities. And there are ways to fix it once it has dried out, but that’s a pain to do every time.
I had seen a few times how to make your own brown sugar. But I thought it was just easier to buy it. Well after I made it the first time, I learned I was wrong. It requires 2 ingredients – sugar and molasses. I keep molasses on hand for The World’s Best BBQ Pork Ribs.
Before I go into telling you how to make it, I want to say this is not a substitute for brown sugar. It is brown sugar. This is how they make it to sell in stores. I’m sure they just do it on a much larger scale. Jamie and I were discussing the different brands and how most say sugar and molasses and one says brown sugar. I looked that brand up online and found that they also use sugar and molasses.
Now to the how to which is so easy especially if you have a stand mixer.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 Tbsp molasses for light brown or 4 Tbsp for dark
- Pour all ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Turn it on medium and let it go. It's going to take about 20 minutes.
- At first the molasses will ball up. Just keep going. Once in a while you will need to scrape the sides. Keep going until all the molasses is mixed in and there are no little balls of molasses. It should look just like brown sugar because it is brown sugar.
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