Home-made Brown Sugar



The other day I was happily baking away when I discovered that Mr8 and the kids had used up ALL of the brown sugar on their porridge.  So I figured there had to be a way to make my own right?!  And there is!  I kid you not, you can make your own brown sugar in a matter of minutes with only 2 INGREDIENTS!  Hmmm, that sounds like the title of a potential book…..maybe not.  Anyway, it can be done, with absolutely no fuss at all, so here we go…..

Home-made Brown Sugar


3 Cups White Sugar

2 Tbl Molasses


Place the sugar and molasses in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir together.  Now, you can do this using the paddle attachment on your electric mixer, but as we all know, I am without one at the moment because I blew the motor when I took my eyes off  it making Eggless Marshmallows, so I did this by hand using a dessert spoon.  And to tell you the truth, you don’t really need to use a mixer, it’s just extra washing-up.

Once all of your white sugar resembles brown sugar, transfer to an air-tight container and store in your pantry.  It’s as simple as that!

Notes:  If you want to make Dark Brown Sugar, gradually  add more molasses until it’s just how you want it.  And molasses may not be something you usually stock in your pantry (mine was left over from Christmas baking), but it’s worth grabbing if you see it in your supermarket.  It makes the best Gingerbread.


I have no idea where this recipe originated from, but I found it at http:http://www.lovingmydomesticlife.com/

About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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