How many times
have you gone to use your brown sugar and discovered it is
hard as a rock? Yes, there are methods to soften it again,
so you don't need to bash it with your kitchen mallet to get
enough brown sugar for your recipe.
Place the brown
sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel.
Microwave at 3 second intravals until softened. It will likely
only take a total of 10-15 seconds to soften, but it can burn
quite easily, so it is important to check every three seconds
for softness. Enjoy!
To keep your brown
sugar from hardening, store in an airtight container or use
one of those earth disks designed to keep brown sugar soft.