Softening Hard Sugar?

How do I soften a 5 pound bag of hard sugar?

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December 3, 20165 found this helpful
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Try putting it in the microwave at 15 second intervals.

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January 16, 20171 found this helpful

Thank you this microwave trick worked

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February 1, 20170 found this helpful

Ty I'll try it

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November 21, 20170 found this helpful

Perfect - thank you!!!

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January 16, 20180 found this helpful

Sure worked for me! Thanks.

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February 23, 20180 found this helpful

Put in a slice of bread in the bag of sugar let stay overnight

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November 21, 20180 found this helpful

The microwave worked great!!!
I just did 30 seconds at a time, loosening it up with a butter knife in between, and dumping the loosened sugar out of the bag between intervals.

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December 20, 20190 found this helpful

My hardened sugar is in a gallon glass jar......how to soften???

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

I chopped the sugar into chunks and put them in my food processor.It worked great. You could also put some fresh bread into the sugar placed in a plastic bag. The moisture from the bread will soften the sugar but will take longer.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

Having 6 children, I hardly ever ran into this problem but I have helped another mother with something like this.

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We happened to be in a non-electrical vacation cabin so appliances were out of the question. We decided to try the old method: We placed the bag of sugar in another durable plastic bag and dropped/threw the bag on the floor several times. This worked well except there were still some chunks in the busted sugar bag (good thing we placed it in another bag!).

We then decided to try something even funnier. Placed the bag (in a bag) on the counter, placed a thin board on top and pounded it with her husbands hammer.

Actually, this worked very well and when our husbands returned (from fishing of course) they thought we had found a jug of moonshine because we were having so much fun.

We decided that maybe a hard 5 pound bag of sugar might be a good idea to keep around for those occasions when we really needed a fantastic stress reliever.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

I was just reminiscing with my daughter about this incident and she gave me another suggestion that she had heard and tried.

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Place the hardened sugar in a casserole dish with a cover and cook for 15-20 minutes in a 150-200 degree oven. After 15 minutes, tap it several times with a spoon. If the sugar starts to fall off in chunks, place it back in the oven with the heat turned off for about an hour.

We now try to store our sugar in a tight container with a slice of bread inside.

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

The apple method!

Cut an apple into quarters and remove the core. Place all of the slices on top of the sugar in. Seal and keep in a cool, dry place overnight.
Remove apple slices from the sugar. Use a fork or a spoon to loosen the granules of your sugar!

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

Place the block of sugar in a covered casserole in a 200 degree oven with a boiling pan of water. Boil the water prior to putting it in the oven. And just check it every half hour. This should solve the problem.

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

the old fashioned way is to put a slice of bread into the container and seal well.. might take a day or two but the bread will be crunchy and the sugar soft !

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December 8, 20160 found this helpful

The above all sound like good advice. So the only advice I can add is prevention for next time around, put some big marshmallows into the bag, I do that with my brown sugar and it has served me well.

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December 8, 20160 found this helpful

You can use a blender or mixer to break up hard clumps. Add marshmallows to the bag to keep the sugar soft.

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December 11, 20160 found this helpful

I know that you can soften brown sugar by microwaving in short intervals because I've done it, so my guess is that you can do the same for granulated white sugar.

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December 12, 20160 found this helpful

Put a piece of bread in the container (air-tight is the best) and you'll never have hard brown sugar, again!

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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

How to soften hard granulated sugar?

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

How to soften a 5 LB bag of sugar?

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July 29, 20170 found this helpful

Put it in your microwave for a few seconds at a time until softened.

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August 23, 20170 found this helpful

Just put it in the microwave for a few seconds unti it's softened.

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September 4, 20170 found this helpful

I have a 10-lg bag of sugar that was in the deep freeze too long. Now it is hardened like a rock. How can I get it softened?

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September 4, 20170 found this helpful

I keep my brown sugar in a small cannister size Tupperware, with nothing else in it. It stays soft for weeks.

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November 27, 20180 found this helpful

Instead of breaking it up, you can use it by weight. Most baking recipes have enough wet ingredients (eggs, softened butter, milk etc) to break up the chunks with a good mixer. 1 cup of white sugar = 200 grams. If you have a kitchen scale handy, this is the easiest way to use up hard sugar. I bake a lot of cookies, and am often doubling or tripling the batch and it gets difficult to keep track of counting how much sugar, flour, etc.

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I have already put in. Instead of tediously measuring each ingredient in various size measuring cups, I use these measurements:

1 c. white sugar (or loose brown) = 200g
1 c. packed brown sugar = 230g
1 c. white flour = 150g
1 c. confectionary sugar = 125g

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February 16, 20190 found this helpful

Put in a bigger ziploc bag and drop it on the floor, concrete is best, a few times. Break up smaller chunks with kraut stomper or bottom of jar or bottle.

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