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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:03 AM
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    During the holidays, I read that keeping brown sugar in glass jars help to keep them from getting concrete hard. I put the brown sugar in two jars (did not have a jar large enough for the entire box), and have been happily using the brown sugar. However, this morning, I ran out of sugar in the jar I already opened and had to open the second jar. Concrete hard! I don't know what happened. Is there a difference between jars? Is there anyway to soften the sugar in the second jar?
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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:04 AM
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    i have heard that if you put a slice of white bread with the brown sugar it will soften it
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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:05 AM
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    put a slice of bread in with the sugar. I never tried it but gramma swore by it
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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:08 AM
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    It must have not had a tight enough seal. Try zapping it in the microwave for a few seconds at a time, it should soften up :D:D:D
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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:09 AM
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    Originally Posted by amma
    It must have not had a tight enough seal. Try zapping it in the microwave for a few seconds at a time, it should soften up :D:D:D
    Absolutely works, I often soften my brown sugar this way as I don't use it often and just leave it in the box after open.
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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:11 AM
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    I purchase 2 lb bags of brown sugar. Once they are opened, I close the by rolling down the top and putting a rubber band around it, top/bottom.

    Then I take a new zipper bag and put a few drops of water in the bottom, then insert the closed bag of brown sugar. When I need to use it, it is always soft.

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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:12 AM
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    I buy brown sugar from Sam's Club and put it into a Rubbermaid storage container with the flip closures on the side (similar to Lock-N-Lock). The rubber seal around the top makes a tight seal and the brown sugar stays soft.
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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:20 AM
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    The bread will do the trick ... or an apple.

    Careful with the microwave ... overdo it and you'll have a total meltdown!
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    Old 07-03-2011, 06:20 AM
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    I use a brown bear disk in with the brown sugar. I keep my sugar in a tupperware container with the brown disk. works well

    http://askville.amazon.com/prevent-d...estId=30850176

    scroll way down to see the disk. You can buy these at Bed Bath and Beyond or other kitchen stores
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    My daughter told me about the Brown Bears and said she found them at a Dollar Store. I want some!
    thanks for sharing that tip!

    June in Cincinnati
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