How to Soften White Sugar: The Quick and Easy Two-Way Guide

Sugar is a substance used as a sweetener. A most common type of sugar is the white sugar which are sugar in the form of white granules. They often come in packages and whenever they come in packages, they are placed in bags.

This is so that the sugar will not come into contact or interact with water or any form of moisture. Because while white sugar has no limited shelf life, when they come in contact with any form of moisture, they harden to a rock hard texture. That said, I give you a complete guide on how to soften them.

What You Need

Rolling pin

A rolling pin is a kitchen utensil primarily used to flatten or shape pieces of dough.

Rolling pins have little handles on their opposite sides with the thick cylinder on the middle.

Food processor / blender

A food processor is a kitchen appliance used to facilitate tasks regarding processing food.

You will be needing this specific purpose with of the method I will be introducing to you, in a short while.

Microwave

A microwave or microwave oven is a kitchen appliance that enables you to cool food without gas by exposing your food to electromagnetic radiation inside. You will be needing this appliance in the second method I will be teaching you.

Oven

This is a thermally insulated cooking appliance used for heating, baking or drying of a substance.

Electric ovens are also available in markets now. They depend on electricity to generate heat.

Sealed container

A sealed container is any storage material that can be sealed. This can include tupperwares and ziplocks.

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Using a Blender or a Food Processor and a Spoon or a Rolling Pin or a Meat Tenderizing Hammer

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To avoid and prevent the hardening of your sugar, make sure that you will keep your white sugar safely kept and locked inside a container. Make sure it is sealed if you are not going to use it.


2. Using a Handy Microwave

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To avoid and prevent the hardening of your sugar, make sure that you will keep your white sugar safely kept and locked inside a container. Make sure it is sealed if you are not going to use it.

Added Tips

In case of unforeseen circumstances arise and the guide mentioned above cannot be done such as unavailability of materials, you can improvised and do the following:

The Apple Method

If you have an apple ready at home or a nearby store from which you can buy immediately, then this method might be perfect for you. Start by removing the core of your apple and cutting it in quarters.

Then take your storage or container from which you are keeping your sugar and place all four quarters of your apple inside. Seal it in and keep it in a cool but dry place or somewhere with room temperature.

Wait for over 12 hours and remove the slices after. Then, use a spoon or a fork just to loosen and ruffle your sugar granules up.

The Slice of Bread Method

From the title of the method itself, you are going to need a bread for this one. This one is fairly easy. The only thing you need to is to cut a slice of a bread and place it along with your sugar granules inside your container or storage.

Make sure, it is sealed after. You can wait for about a day before you can take the sugar out. The reason for the use of bread is because it absorbs the moisture from your sugar, allowing it to return to its original texture.

The Casserole Dish Method

If you happen to be having a casserole dish the same time you are having an issue with the texture of your sugar, then this might be perfect for you. This is also fairly easy.

Place the hardened sugar along with your casserole dish inside your oven preheated to 150-200 degrees. Cook it for over 15 minutes. Then tap it with a spoon, just to loosen them out.

Final Thoughts

The two quick and easy manner in which you can soften your rock hard sugar is by the use of blender after pounding it using a rolling pin, spoon, or the flat side of a meat tenderizing hammer and the use of microwave.

However, in case these said materials are not available. You can use The Apple Method, The Slice of Bread Method, and The Casserole Dish Method.

I hope you enjoyed this article! If you have some more questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to leave them down below. I’ll see you on the next article!

Emily Mathews
 

Hi, I am Emily Mathews. I grew up in a small town in Tennessee, where I learned how to cook fabulous local dishes from my Mother. I have 3 children and they enable me to cook from my heart every day. I am also passionately interested in creating globally inspired food with locally grown ingredients.

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