Did you know that all brown sugar is is regular sugar with a little bit of molasses? I just learned that not too long ago. I know, huh?
This last week, I had volunteered to bring a breakfast dish to my MOPs group. Of course I didn't remember my commitment earlier in the week when I did the grocery shopping, so I tried to figure out a dish that I could make with ingredients I had on hand. Homemade cinnamon rolls it was.
I prefer to make these with brown sugar in the filling rather than regular, but I stopped buying refined regular sugars a while back. For recipes that call for sugar now, I use dehydrated cane juice that I order through Azure Standard. I have also been getting black strap molasses through them as well. This is a neat little trick that helps if you are either
A) wanting to use a not so refined sugar that has a little bit more nutrients or
B) trying to avoid running to the store in the middle of preparing a recipe and just making do with what you have on hand.
Please know too, of course, if you have just regular sugar and molasses on hand, those would work just as well.
3 cups dehydrated cane juice or regular refined sugar
2 tablespoons black strap or regular molasses
Mix ingredients together thoroughly. Note: I tried doing this by hand and I did not have the patience for it. I used my stand mixer with the paddle attachment and mixed on medium high speed for about 2-3 minutes.
After mixing for a minute or so (or mixing it by hand) it will look like this:
But give it a few more minutes and soon it will look like this:
Fresh brown sugar!
I store mine in the refrigerator because the black molasses needs to be refrigerated, but if your molasses doesn't say to refrigerate, I wouldn't worry about it. This is also why I don't make a very large amount at once!
This recipe/kitchen tip is linked to:
Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Hearth 'n Soul Recipe Swap
Kelly the Kitchen Kop's Real Food Wednesday
We Are THAT Family's Works For Me Wednesday
Heavenly Homemakers Parade of Recipes and Cooking Tips