How to soften brown sugar quickly and easily so you can start baking whenever the urge strikes!
You may have noticed a bit of a theme in some of my baking tip posts and this trick to soften brown sugar quickly is no different! 🙂 I have a bit of an issue with being suddenly inspired to bake, but not having the right ingredients handy for what I want to make, or only having ingredients that are stale or not baking-ready in the cupboard. Oh! You too? Well, I think this probably truthfully happens to everyone at some point, but I do feel like it happens to me pretty regularly. I love finding little tricks to help me out with these issues though, so this was the perfect opportunity!
I do have a great trick for keeping brown sugar soft, but I guess at some point we had just stopped doing that and ended up with a giant rock of brown sugar. Whoops!
How to Soften Brown Sugar Quickly
So here’s how to soften brown sugar if you ever find yourself in this situation too!
- First, put your giant rock of brown sugar in a glass bowl.
- Next take a sheet or two of lightly-dampened paper towel and place it over the bowl.
- Microwave for 30 seconds!
Depending on how much brown sugar you’re working with, your brown sugar may be completely ready to go at this point. If it’s not, grab a fork and break it up a little bit.
Repeat your microwaving and fork-stabbing technique until all the brown sugar is soft!
If you’re looking for a way to soften brown sugar quickly, this is it. The simplest method always wins in my books and this is definitely a super simple method!
Give it a try the next time you want to bake you need to soften brown sugar quickly!
Do you have a different trick that you use to soften brown sugar quickly? I’d love to hear about it!