Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sugar Sugar

You have always known that brown sugar and marshmallows make a great combination- think Halloween popcorn balls or Thanksgiving yams. But I recently learned of another surprising trick involving this dynamic duo. Turns out (according to the new issue of Real Simple magazine) that putting a couple marshmallows in the bag with the brown sugar in your pantry will keep it moist and crumbly, instead of turning into a big ol' solid brick of sugar that you have to take an icepick to, as it normally does.

As a small form of disclaimer, I only just put the mallows in my sugar bag last week, so I don't know how long this trick will actually work (after all, even marshmallows get stale and hard eventually), but what are you hanging on to that brown sugar for, anyway? Make a cake!

1 comment:

Christine said...

Good tip! I have a "brown sugar bear" that I use that is also supposed to absorb moisture and keep the brown sugar soft. I think they sell them at Bed Bath and Beyond (or the like)...mine arrived from Santa in a Christmas stocking. :)