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Hardened granulated/ white sugar?

I am planning on baking tomorrow and my 5# bag of white sugar is hard as a rock. I've had success with a piece of bread in the brown sugar, to soften it up....will that work with white sugar too?

 
kjrn79

Asked by kjrn79 at 6:44 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • No. White sugar hardens because moisture gets in; brown sugar hardens because moisture gets out.
    Just pulverize it in a mortar and pestle or use a grater.
    Jenny-talia

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 6:47 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Srsly. I am empathetic to your plight.
    I once heard you could microwave it, but that scares me.
    Jenny-talia

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 6:52 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • ok, thanks, lol....grater it is....great. get it? great/ grate...lol.... more like @#$%@#$%@%@#$%@%
    kjrn79

    Comment by kjrn79 (original poster) at 6:49 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I had the same problem a while back with a 10 lb bag - I put my sugar in a Tupperware container anyway, so after I got it in there I used a fork and basically scraped it all, stirred, whatever. It was still lumpy, but most things I make I have to cream sugar & butter first so it wasn't a huge deal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Oh - @Jenny-talia - the microwaving trick is for brown sugar ;o)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Nuke it, it works
    zbee

    Answer by zbee at 7:26 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Try the grating I guess
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 8:11 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I agree on just pounding on it to break it down.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 8:59 AM on Dec. 11, 2010

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