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kitchen cam: how to make brown sugar

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We confess: Despite our best efforts to thoroughly read through a recipe and cross-reference our cabinets before we start cooking, sometimes we're knee-deep when we discover we're missing an essential ingredient. It always seems to happen with brown sugar when baking! The good news is that, if you're in a pinch, you can make your own brown sugar with other pantry ingredients. Here's how:

To make light-brown sugar add about 1 tablespoon of molasses to a cup of sugar. Use 1/4 cup of molasses to make dark-brown sugar. Ready to put this tip to the test? Check out five of our favorite brown-sugar-inflected sweets after the jump.

Spiced Parsnip Cupcakes (above)
Maple Walnut Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar and Lime
Pork Medallions with Blackberry Chutney
Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

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    favorite one yet

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    This is one of my favorite kitchen tricks because I, too, seem to always be out of brown sugar once I've started baking something which requires it.

    And I made the spiced parsnip cupcakes last night and brought them in to work today and they were a huge hit!

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    Your blog is a great! Keep it.

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