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Softening Hard Sugar?

How do I soften a 10 lb. bag of hard sugar?

By MJM

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January 5, 20120 found this helpful

Personally, I would put it in a plastic bag and beat it back to granules with a hammer. Other than that the only easy thing I know to do with it is melt it in water but you need something to do with a whole lot of sugar water. If you did it in the right proportions you could freeze it until spring and use it thawed to feed hummingbirds.

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February 11, 20190 found this helpful

Microwave it for a minute at a time. It works !

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December 5, 20190 found this helpful

"We needed soft sugar NOW" I put the 5 pound bag (paper and all) in a zip-type bag, largest you can get. then drop it on the floor, several times, until it releases enough soft sugar to use NOW; then store with a slice of bread, until the rest softens. (replace bread as needed).

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January 6, 20120 found this helpful

If you can break it up, maybe you can run it through a flour sifter. I have done that to lumpy sugar.

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January 6, 20120 found this helpful

If it's brown sugar, put it in a container with a tight lid, and stick a piece of bread on top of it. The next day the sugar will be nice and soft and the bread will be hard as a rock.

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I never had a problem with white sugar that way. But if it is so solid, put it in a zip lock bag and use a wooden meat tenderizer or a large handled spoon and just beat it...just my 2 cents.

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January 6, 20120 found this helpful

I would run it through a food processor or try the blender. Good luck.

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August 16, 20160 found this helpful

Run your hand mixer though it gradually though the opened top.

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January 12, 20170 found this helpful

That makes powdered sugar out of it.

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January 8, 20120 found this helpful

Brown sugar can be softened by reintroducing moisture in several ways:
The 1st 2 solutions I list are my fastest solutions. The last solution... #6 I use to SLOW the hardening process in the first place.

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1-Heat brown sugar in a 250 degree oven in an oven safe pan. Watch carefully and as soon as it is soft measure the amount you need. It will harden as it cools.

2-Place brown sugar in a microwave-safe container and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat process until it is soft. Again, Watch carefully and as soon as it is soft measure the amount you need since It will harden as it cools.

3-Place brown sugar in a plastic container with a small piece of plastic wrap or foil over the sugar. Put a damp paper towel or napkin on top of the plastic/foil. Cover tightly. Remove damp paper towel in a couple of days. Keep container tightly sealed.

4-Place a few apple slices or a slice of bread in an air-tight container with the brown sugar. Remove after the sugar has softened in a day or two.

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5-Grind hardened chunks in a food processor. Be careful not to ruin your food processor.

6-Soak a piece of clay in water for 30 minutes. Dry the piece so it isn't dripping wet. Place the clay in the container with the sugar and seal. In a few days you should have softened sugar again. Leave the clay in as long as you like. You can actually purchase cute clay bears created for just this purpose.

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February 1, 20170 found this helpful

The question was sugar, not brown sugar.

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January 17, 20180 found this helpful

NOT talking about BROWN sugar, talking about granulated!!!

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November 7, 20151 found this helpful

You can whack it, right in the bag, with the flat side of a meat mallet and transfer it to an airtight container to keep it from hardening again.

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March 1, 20160 found this helpful

Cut up a piece of Apple and let it sit in the bag or container

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