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Difference between brown sugar and white sugar?

Brown sugar is just white granulated sugar with molasses added. Dark brown sugar just has more molasses than light brown sugar. Coffee shops often have turbinado sugar, a common brand is Sugar in the ...
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Brown sugar + Bread =?

The moisture from the bread is absorbed by the brown sugar. After a while, the bread will be like a withered old mummified piece of white toast. Get rid of it, and put a new piece of bread in there.
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Is this dark muscovado sugar safe to use?

Muscovado sugar is a partially refined sugar. Hence, it has a lot of what is essentially molasses contained in it. The molasses can migrate, leaving whiter areas; also scraping with a spoon, e.g., ...
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What type of baker percentage should one use for brown sugar when compared to white sugar?

First, be aware that substituting brown for white sugar will result in a different product. Brown sugar has molasses flavors, and absorbs water differently from white sugar, so both the taste and ...
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Would it be a good idea to mix brown sugar with white sugar in bread?

Brown sugar is equivalent to sugar plus molasses. If you mix brown sugar and (white) sugar, you'll get slightly brown sugar. Any benefits you were expecting from the (white) sugar, you'll still get. ...
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Which sugar is used in pastry more often, white or brown?

For a short answer, I recommend using brown sugar in your case. Brown sugar has more of it's own flavour, while white sugar is very plain, so when you ask "which one give more taste", you probably ...
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How Should I Store Brown Sugar?

I always store brown sugar in an airtight, ziplock bag. That works pretty well for preventing it from getting hard. It does not need to be refrigerated. However, if your brown sugar is already hard, ...
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Forgot to add Sugar in cookie dough . Is there any way to add sugar?

You will never be able to get sweetness into them in the same way as if you had added sugar to begin with, but you do have other options. As Fabby said, you can add sweet things to them now which ...
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Forgot to add Sugar in cookie dough . Is there any way to add sugar?

There are tons of things you can add to them after the fact: Icing Jam Crème au beurre with lots of sugar Whipped cream with 2 packs of vanilla sugar instead of one Grated chocolate Honey ... With ...
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When a recipe calls for brown sugar, could I use white sugar instead?

Yes! Brown sugar is nothing more than white granular sugar plus molasses. That's it! 1 Tbsp molasses per cup of granular sugar = light brown sugar and 2 Tbsp molasses for dark brown sugar. There is ...
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How do you cook margarine with brown sugar without separating?

I’ve had this problem several times with melting brown sugar and butter together and boiling it. The key is to start on a lower temperature, stirring the brown sugar and butter as it melts. Allow the ...
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Properly melting butter and sugar together for butterscotch bar recipe

I have had similar issue with a brown sugar / butter candy that I've been making since I was a kid. I'm coming to the conclusion that there is a difference in brands of brown sugar and the one I've ...
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substituting black treacle/molasses for brown sugar

A standard substitute for brown sugar is to take 1 Cup = 200 g of white granulated sugar, and mix-in 1 tablespoon of molasses/treacle. There's a lot of flavor in that tablespoon. My own ...
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Why is my sugar in my recipe becoming gritty and dry after baking in the oven. This is something new for me

I'm guessing this is for some type of fudge or praline? There are a lot of variables that can change the crystallization of sugar when making a sugar syrup. Things like temperature, how clean your pot ...
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Blackstrap molasses vs regular molasses

Blackstrap molasses isn't exactly just light molasses with less sugar. It's been cooked for longer during the refining process, leading to more Maillard browning. But that's not a major effect. If you ...
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canning a mustard vinegar sauce

Depends how acid it was ("contains vinegar" is not a pH) and what temperature it was "held" at, as well as jar size. As a rule, canning is best done by following tested recipes and procedures which ...
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How do you dry wet brown sugar clumps?

You could always recycle those food grade desiccants and put them in your brown sugar container. In Japan, they use bincho charcoal in anything that needs to have a certain level of moisture. ...
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Forgot Brown sugar in cookies

Cookie mixes (and similar mixes) usually call for the dry and wet ingredients to be mixed separately, which is mostly to prevent over-mixing and to properly control the amount of time that the baking ...
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What is the best sugar for sweet short crust pastry?

Granulated to caster ie: fine sugar is the most recommended. I use caster sugar to get a smooth transition in the pastry. Then chill at least 20 minutes before baking to relax the gluten so it is nice ...
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Making Herman the German starter using brown sugar

I'm not sure but I think brown suger can also be used to make a Herman. The Herman dough consists of Lactobacillales and yeast. Both need sugar to live. White refined sugar mostly consists of ...
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Properly melting butter and sugar together for butterscotch bar recipe

My go-to brownie recipe is very similar to your butterscotch bars, just melt butter + sugar in the microwave until just melted. The texture will be a little grainy (or if you want to use the stovetop, ...
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Do I need hard or soft brown sugar for brownies?

Just to add in the Australian terms. Top - white sugar, raw sugar. Bottom - light brown sugar, dark brown sugar
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How to quickly soften hard, dried out brown sugar

Place the brown sugar, in an extra large airtight container. Boil water, and put into a cup (I usually use a couple of ounces). Put the cup into the container, making sure that the cup and water ...
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How to quickly soften hard, dried out brown sugar

I found the fastest and easiest way to accomplish softening brown sugar was to place the brown sugar on to a paper plate, then place an additional paper plate over the top of the brown sugar. I then ...
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How to quickly soften hard, dried out brown sugar

Years ago I use to siice an apple in half....place it on wax paper and place the paper on top of the dried brown sugar. It use to work.....haven't had to do it for years. Hope this works for you.
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