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    Kswck Guest

    Default Keeping brown sugar soft

    What is the tried-and-true way?



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    Kswck Guest

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    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Kswck wrote on Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:12:29 -0400:
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    >> What is the tried-and-true way?

    >
    > I don't know any tried and true way but hardened brown sugar can be
    > softened by nuking. I do it by inspection.
    >
    >

    Hadn't thought of that.

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    Kswck wrote:
    > What is the tried-and-true way?
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    >

    Put a piece of bread in the container.

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Dave Smith <[email protected]> news:48e66953$0$10375
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    > Kswck wrote:
    >> What is the tried-and-true way?
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    >>

    > Put a piece of bread in the container.


    I got a Reynolds Handi-Vack about 10 months ago. I put the unused brown
    sugar in one of the vacuum bags, vac the air out and store it as usual. It
    hasn't hardened yet and I haven't used it since last January. I used to
    nuke it when it hardened... as someone already suggested.

    Michael



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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Fri 03 Oct 2008 03:12:29p, Kswck told us...

    > What is the tried-and-true way?


    I double bag it in two freezer Zip-Loc bags, pressing the air out of each.

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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What is the tried-and-true way?


    Yep the little porous brown sugar moisturizers made from Tile/brick (brain
    freeze) material (unglazed) work GREAT. The I keep the brown sugar in a
    sealed container like a zip lock.

    Dimitri



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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Fri 03 Oct 2008 03:12:29p, Kswck told us...
    >
    >> What is the tried-and-true way?

    >
    > I double bag it in two freezer Zip-Loc bags, pressing the air out of each.


    I kept my last batch in the fridge, in a plastic screw-top jar. I did
    nothing to the air in the container. It lasted, without a hint of
    clumping, for a year or more, until I used it up.


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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What is the tried-and-true way?



    http://www.sugarbearsinc.com/Merchan...Store_Code=SBI

    Terracotta brown sugar bear.

    Dimitri



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    Arri London Guest

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    Dimitri wrote:
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    > "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > What is the tried-and-true way?

    >
    > http://www.sugarbearsinc.com/Merchan...Store_Code=SBI
    >
    > Terracotta brown sugar bear.
    >
    > Dimitri


    We use tiny terracotta flower pots (an inch or so across). Soaked well
    in water, scrubbed with washing-up liquid and rinsed well. Same
    material, just cheaper than those discs. Needs to be rewet of course.
    Stored in airtight glass jars. Even keeps the muscovado sugar soft.

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    Julia Altshuler Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Fri 03 Oct 2008 03:12:29p, Kswck told us...
    >
    >
    >>What is the tried-and-true way?

    >
    >
    > I double bag it in two freezer Zip-Loc bags, pressing the air out of each.



    That's my method, except I'm not terribly careful about pressing the air
    out. When I've made an error and it does get hard, a few seconds in the
    microwave restores it.


    --Lia


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Sat 04 Oct 2008 06:28:13a, Julia Altshuler told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Fri 03 Oct 2008 03:12:29p, Kswck told us...
    >>
    >>
    >>>What is the tried-and-true way?

    >>
    >>
    >> I double bag it in two freezer Zip-Loc bags, pressing the air out of

    each.
    >
    >
    > That's my method, except I'm not terribly careful about pressing the air
    > out. When I've made an error and it does get hard, a few seconds in the
    > microwave restores it.
    >
    >
    > --Lia
    >
    >


    Yes, the microwave softens it like magic, and I've also done this. I found
    that you need to use it quickly, however, before it hardens again.

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    Paco Guest

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    "Kswck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What is the tried-and-true way?
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    Show it nude pictures of Phyllis Diller.

    -sw


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