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How to melt brown sugar

Brown sugar is a combination of regular granulated white sugar and molasses and can add more flavor to your recipes than white sugar alone. It naturally contains more moisture than white sugar thanks to its molasses content. But in order to melt, it still needs additional moisture from liquid ingredients like butter or water to partially dissolve the sugar. If you try to melt brown sugar on the stove alone, it will end up scorching. Here's an easy way to melt brown sugar in the microwave.

credit: rodrigobark / iStock / GettyImages How to melt brown sugar

Step 1

Pour brown sugar into a microwave-safe bowl.

step 2

Partially fill another bowl with water to keep the brown sugar moist. This is especially important if the brown sugar has started to harden or dry out.

step 3

Microwave the bowls high with sugar and water for 30 seconds.

Step 4

Remove the bowl of brown sugar from the microwave and stir gently. It should be noticeably softer at this point.

Step 5

Put the brown sugar in the microwave and heat for another 30 seconds.

Step 6

Remove the peel and stir again.

Step 7

Stir in the sugar in the microwave for another 30 seconds, stirring in between until it has melted to your satisfaction.

When you've melted brown sugar, try it as a dessert or cook a homemade bath and beauty products.

Author: Ann Warner

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