By cuisinebymae on June 20, 2003
Photo by Chef Mommie
Photo by Chef Mommie
"This is great if you need brown sugar but don't have any. Easy to make and very inexpensive."
Serving Size: 1 (240 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I usually do 1 T molasses to 1 c. of sugar. I've even taken this a step further and I do not even mix the sugar and molasses together first for most recipes (banana bread, barbeque sauce, etc.). As long as the sugar and molasses are going to be mixed together in the recipe anyway, I just toss in white sugar and molasses into the recipe when I would normally add the brown sugar. It eliminates having to make it up before hand, and also the packing. If the recipe calls for 1/2 c. packed brown sugar, for example, I add a level 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 T molasses. I have not found it to affect the texture, but I haven't tried with chocolate chip cookies or something where the texture is more susceptible. BWT this "recipe," brought up by a google search on brown sugar substitutes when all the babies were in bed and I couldn't go to the store, is what first introduced me to Zaar!"
"This turned out great, I'll never have to worry about running out of brown sugar again! So easy and handy! Thanks Mae!"
"I've been making brown sugar using this formula for about three years. I agree with the reviewer who said you don't need to mix it in advance for most uses, but I keep some mixed up in the freezer for when I want it for streusel and that sort of thing. Brown sugar does not dry out nearly as quickly in the freezer, sealed well of course. I keep a glass container with a screw top just for brown sugar.<br/><br/>I change the formula sometimes when I want more or less molasses flavor, to go from light brown to darker brown sugar. I accidentally used blackstrap molasses one time. I loved the interesting flavor it added, but I doubt most people would.<br/><br/>Works a charm. Thanks for this!"
"I must say I usually don't comment on recipes However-this turned out so good! I made this and I think my Banana Bread is the best I ever made! Thank you for sharing this!!! A"
"Perfect! I needed something in a pinch, and this did the trick. I also read online that you can reduce the amount of white sugar you need by a tablespoon. For every cup of brown sugar use a cup of white sugar (minus 1 tablespoon) add a tablespoon of molasses. This saved me from having to make it in advance, but now that I know the trick I don't think I'll waste the money buying brown sugar. Thanks for sharing!"
"This recipe didn't work at all for me. I ran out of brown sugar while trying to make oatmeal cookies. Using this sugar in its place, my cookies were darker, bitter, flat and burned too easily."
"You saved my bacon- or rather- zucchini cake. Thank you so much!"
"Perfect! Amazing! Life saver! Thanks MaeEast! I'm thinking maybe mixing it in a zip lock bag--I didn't this time, but maybe... :)"
"This is just the recipe for brown sugar, not really a substitute."
"I don't ever buy brown sugar now!!"
"Thanks! You saved dinner!"
"I'll add one more: This was a life saver!! And easy. At first, the smell of the molasses was really strong when I mixed it with the sugar. I thought it might overpower the cookies I was making. NOT AT ALL. The cookies turned out great. Thanks!"
"This was a life saver!!! I was in the middle of baking when I relized I forgot to buy more brown sugar...UGH! But I used this recipe and it worked great. Thank You so much."
"A great life saver.Thank you."
"Exactly what I needed when I discovered I was short a 1/4 cup of brown sugar for the chocolate chip cookies I'd promised to make my family tonight. Worked like a charm, after a minute or so of mixing I couldn't tell which was the original brown sugar, and which was the stuff I'd just made. Fantastic!"
"This is fantastic. I was making cherry crisp and did't have brown sugar. What a lifesaver. Thanks, MaeEast!!"
"This is a lifesaver. Thank you for posting this wonderful sub. I made half a recipe to make recipe #69719."
"So useful! If you're using blackstrap molasses, you might need a little less molasses unless you like really dark brown sugar."
"Worked out perfectly! Thanks for posting!"
"I use this alot because it is economical. I like to use less molasses also and to make ahead to keep in ziplock bags. I recommend this quite often simply because it"s easy, budget friendly and good. Thank you for saving me alot of money and trips to grocery stores."