Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
Bakers:  A jar is a jar is a jar? >

Bakers: A jar is a jar is a jar?

Bakers: A jar is a jar is a jar?

Old 07-03-2011, 06:03 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sun City, AZ
Posts: 400
Default

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?
ScrappyAZ is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:04 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
sewwhat85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: missouri
Posts: 6,311
Default

i have heard that if you put a slice of white bread with the brown sugar it will soften it
sewwhat85 is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:05 AM
  #3  
Super Member
 
cherrio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ohio, the land of 4 seasons. sometimes all in the same week!
Posts: 2,487
Default

put a slice of bread in with the sugar. I never tried it but gramma swore by it
cherrio is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:08 AM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
amma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out searching for some sunshine :-)
Posts: 58,857
Default

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
amma is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:09 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 460
Default

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.
MZStitch is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:11 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oh.
Posts: 781
Default

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.

June in Cincinnati
june6995 is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:12 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
SherriB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Quilting somewhere......
Posts: 2,591
Default

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.
SherriB is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:20 AM
  #8  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 16,912
Default

The bread will do the trick ... or an apple.

Careful with the microwave ... overdo it and you'll have a total meltdown!
QuiltE is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:20 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
hopetoquilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,860
Default

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
hopetoquilt is offline  
Old 07-03-2011, 06:24 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oh.
Posts: 781
Default

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
june6995 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
judy363905
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
19
12-27-2016 05:29 PM
craftybear
Links and Resources
14
01-20-2011 11:23 PM
ptquilts
Recipes
11
11-18-2010 08:30 PM
Boo
Links and Resources
12
11-27-2007 11:22 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.