Ever had brown sugar turn into a rock hard lump in the pantry? If so, try one of these tricks for softening it back up.
- Put the brown sugar in a microwaveable bowl, cover it with a damp paper towel and microwave it in 20 second intervals until the sugar softens.
- Wrap the brown sugar tightly in aluminum foil and bake at 250°F for 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer it to a bowl and use a fork to mash/break up any clumps.
- Seal the brown sugar in a plastic bag with a piece of bread for a few hours. The bread's moisture will hydrate the sugar without turning it soggy.
The best option? If time allows, go with the bread - it will give you the softest, fluffiest results.