Learn how you can make your very own brown sugar at home with just two ingredients including Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar.
This is a blogger's review of Alton Brown's method.
Make it yourself and you can decide whether you want a light or dark brown sugar.
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Anyone who has spend any serious time in the kitchen one time or another will realize they are out of a key ingredient.
In my case recently that was brown sugar, although I figured that out while at the store luckily. Been even more luckily I remembered that I really didn't need any. Thinking back to an old Good Eats episode, I knew I had cane sugar on hand as well as molasses. Along with a food processor you are ready to make your very own homemade brown sugar.
A short list here:
Two simple ingredients, that means you need to select wisely.
First off I want flavor so black strap molasses it is. Black strap also contains some vitamins and minerals not found in your everyday refined sugar.
The second ingredient is the sugar itself. In our house we use Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar. This sugar is non-GMO and is not refined, which is why it has a golden color.
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💡 Top Tip
For best integration of the molasses you need to make the sugar a finer texture.
Before I added it to the food processor I let it run for 30 seconds with just the sugar in it to make the crystals more fine.
As you can see from the above picture that is much better. Now add the molasses and mixed until fully incorporated. It should take about one minute.
Make sure to scrap the sides of the bowl if a lot is sticking.
Place into an air tight container until ready to use.
👩🍳 Try this homemade brown sugar in a Peach Pie with Crumble Topping.
📚 More Alton Brown Recipes
Here are more reviews we have done of Alton Brown recipes
- 1 pound pure cane sugar
- 3 ounces by weight Blackstrap molasses (less and not Blackstrap if you want a lighter sugar)
- If you have a coarse sugar, pour it into food processor and run for 30 seconds to make the sugar fine.
- Add the molasses. Process for 1 minutes. Stop and scrap the sides if a lot is getting stuck to them,
My Aldi is always out of Zulka Morena sugar and tell me they don’t know if they will get it again. I found it yesterday at Walmart and was indeed happy to find it at $3.18 for 4 lbs. this is after price raises. I guess you could call me a sugar hoarder because I’m keeping a supply for when I can’t find it which has been the case at times. I’m going to try your brown sugar recipe after New Years. I like a dark brown so I’m happy to know I can make my own for much cheaper. Thank you.