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Brown Sugar

brown sugar


Save money on brown sugar by storing it properly so that it stays soft.  Always seal it tightly after you open it.  If you are not going to use it for a long time, put it in the freezer.  If you are going to store it for a month, put a fresh apple slice in the package after you open it.


Alternatively, you can add a little molasses to white sugar to make brown sugar.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some recipes that make good use of brown sugar.

Praline Brownies


2 sticks of butter
4 squares of baking chocolate
4 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cup of flour
2 tsps vanilla
pinch of salt


3 Tbsps butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup pecans, chopped

Melt the chocolate squares and butter together. Mix lightly beaten eggs with the sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Add the melted chocolate mixture.

Spread in a 9x13 inch pan. Combine the 3 Tbsps of the melted butter, the brown sugar and pecans. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


Easy Homemade Toffee


1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Butter a 9-inch square pan.  Evenly distributed the chopped nuts along the bottom of the pan.

Next put the butter and the brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Stirring constantly, boil for 8 minutes.

Remove from heat, and pour over the nuts in the pan.  Then add the chocolate chips on top and let them melt by covering the pan to retain heat.

When the chocolate is melted, even out with a knife.

Cut squares while still warm, and then refrigerate.







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