Granulated Tip of the Day

If you run out of granulated sugar, you can simply substitute packed, light brown sugar at a 1:1 ratio! For those of you who don't have a degree in chemistry or physics, that means 1 cup of one equals 1 cup of the other.


Jay said…
Welcome to the old tip site, the keiser! We're glad you're posting like a pro! This is good advice to know--I wonder if it works for sweet tea??? Speaking of sweet tea, does anyone know when Sonny's in Nicholasville is opening???
Kris said…
I'm not sure how well that would work for sweet tea, Jay. Now remember guys, packed brown sugar is not a type of brown sugar, just a way to measure it. You have to pack it in as tight as you can get it, leaving no air between.
And, just in case it is not granulated sugar that you are out of, but instead, you are out of light brown sugar, here's how you can use granulated sugar and molasses to substitute for brown sugar:
Brown Sugar Substitute

For 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, use 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses plus 1 cup granulated sugar. To make light brown sugar from dark brown sugar, use 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. For dark brown sugar, use 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar plus 1 tablespoon molasses; or 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses.
Jay said…
Good tip, but who would have molasses instead of brown sugar?
Kris said…
I would. I always keep it on hand in case I feel like making molasses cookies. It's easier than keeping chocolate chips on hand to make chocolate chip cookies...those get eaten!
Jay said…
Have you ever made shoo-fly-pie? OMG, it's the best dessert using molasses EVER. What is molasses anyway???
Stephanie said…
Once upon a time, one of my best friends from college, a resident of Lancaster County, Pa., brought me a shoo fly pie back from Christmas vacation. It was the BEST pie I'd had in years. I must learn to make it.

Thanks, Keiser, wish I'd known the sugar secret last Wednesday, when I ran out of granulated sugar while making a cake. Few things (cooking-wise) are worse than having to run out to the store mid-recipe.
Stephanie said…
Horse people often have molasses around, too. It's a good additive for bran mash (a tasty treat for your horse).

That "opening" link was very disturbing, Jay!
Jules said…
Peter informed me this morning that Sonny's opens TOMORROW. That's Tuesday, July 12th, folks. Don't miss out.
Pete said…
This is about the funniest natural disaster ever, if I only liked molasses.

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