September 20, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday (brown sugar)

Have you ever gone to get some brown sugar and realized that it was hard as a rock?  I have and unfortunately I thought that it was not good to use anymore and I would just get rid of it.  The reason why it gets hard is because the moisture inside of it evaporates over time. So that means all that's necessary to get soft brown sugar is to re-moisturize it.

My hard brown sugar problems were solved when I got an adorable Brown Sugar Bear to live inside my brown sugar container and emit just the right amount of moister. If you don't have a Brown Sugar Bear there is still HOPE. You can re-moisturize your brown sugar by placing it in the microwave with a cup of water next to it and zapping it for 3 minutes. Make sure your brown sugar is in a microwave safe dish or bag. Apparently you can also place the sugar in a bowl and cover it with two wet paper towels and then with foil and let it sit overnight. P.S. you can use the Brown Sugar Bear to keep anything that you want moist! You could put it in a bag of marshmallows or lay it next to homemade muffins.

I took a picture of my adorable Brown Sugar Bear in case you've never seen one before. I also found a website that sells not only Bears but other cute shapes. That's when I realized what these magical little things were. It's just clay! I'm going to start experimenting in the pottery studio and see if I can make some cute squirrel or acorn shaped ones. Stay tuned, I'll let you know if it works.

Click the picture to go to the website that sells this cutie

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