A couple of days ago, when I took out the brown sugar jar from the back of my pantry closet, I found out that the brown sugar was converted into solid hard rock. To deal with the situation, I started to look for solutions, and I found the following solutions for this problem:
Use a paper towel that’s a little bit moist and place it in a plastic bag with the hardened sugar. Now microwave the plastic bag for 20 seconds, and you’ll get the soft sugar in no time. However, if you’re worried about microwaving a plastic bag then don’t worry because you can use a simple ceramic bowl too for this process. Place the moist paper towel and sugar in the bowl and then cover it with a plate or a lid.
If you don’t need the sugar urgently then you can try the following methods:
Bread is a readily available element that can be found in any kitchen. You can use it to convert your rock-solid brown sugar to soft powder again. All you have to do is place a piece of bread and sugar in a plastic container and then seal it down. Bread will lose its moisture, and sugar will absorb it.
The basic idea of this method is the same as the bread method. Place some slices of apple with the brown sugar and then seal it down in a container. The process will be the same, but the moisture from apples will give a unique taste to the sugar.
Let the sugar rest idle
If you let the solidified brown sugar rest for a while in an open place, it will absorb the moisture from the air and will turn into powder. However, this will take about 1 to 2 days.