How To Measure Brown Sugar

Question:

What is the proper way to measure brown sugar?

Answer:

Before we answer how to measure brown sugar, lets make sure everyone knows how to measure sugar, that is regular old granulated white sugar. Easy – Pour it in the measuring cup and level off the top – done!

Now, let’s talk about measuring brown sugar. After all, that’s what you asked how do you measure brown sugar?

Background Info

Measure Brown Sugar

To properly measure Brown sugar, it must be firmly packed down into the measuring cup. You can use either your clean fingers, which is my personal preference, or you can go with a spoon or other tool to press and pack the sugar into the cup. But press hard so you get a full measurement!

Ever wonder why you pack brown sugar when you measure it? Well, if you’ve ever tasted brown sugar then you know exactly why you pack it down just as hard as you can before you finish measuring. It’s because it tastes sooooo good than you want to get as much as you possibly can into the recipe for insured sweetness of the resulting product!

Additional Information

Now that you know how to measure brown sugar, try making peanut butter cup cookies in a mini muffin tin, you’ll be glad you did.

If you don’t quite have enough of this good stuff, see our brown sugar substitution page.

To find out how long brown sugar lasts, visit our sugar page.

To find out how long other foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or use the search function below.

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