{VIDEO} How To Soften & Properly Measure Brown Sugar | Baking 101: Quick, Easy Tips & Tricks

In this Baking 101 Video, we start with the basics, as I show you how to properly measure brown sugar for your recipe, and soften it up if it has hardened and dried out!

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How To Soften & Properly Measure Brown Sugar

First, break up any clumps with a fork. If your brown sugar has hardened simply place a damp paper towel over the sugar and microwave for a few seconds at a time until softened again.

Gently, pack brown sugar down into your measuring cup/spoon.

Drag a flat edge across the top of the measuring cup/spoon to level off the top.

 Release sugar into your mixing bowl. It should retain it's shape but not be too packed, so it doesn't easily fall apart when stirred.

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