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    • Bargain Rzl
    • By Bargain Rzl 20th Apr 06, 10:58 PM
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    Loosening up brown sugar
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    • 20th Apr 06, 10:58 PM
    Loosening up brown sugar 20th Apr 06 at 10:58 PM
    I have got a bag of dark brown sugar in my cupboard that's been there for yonks and has hardened into a block. Is there an easy way of loosening it up, as I'd like to try catowen's carrot cake recipe at the weekend?

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    • RacyRed
    • By RacyRed 20th Apr 06, 11:32 PM
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    • 20th Apr 06, 11:32 PM
    I usually put mine in a strong bag, wrap it in a tea towel and set about it with the rolling pin. Does the job
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    • CCStar
    • By CCStar 20th Apr 06, 11:53 PM
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    • 20th Apr 06, 11:53 PM
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    • 20th Apr 06, 11:53 PM
    An apple wedge or a slice of moist bread does the trick
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    • Mr Proctalgia
    • By Mr Proctalgia 21st Apr 06, 12:16 AM
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    • 21st Apr 06, 12:16 AM
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    • 21st Apr 06, 12:16 AM
    Put it in a couple of plastic bags and beat the bejasus out of it with an Old Style Rolling Pin - Not only does it work it feels great too.............................

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    • Bargain Rzl
    • By Bargain Rzl 21st Apr 06, 8:29 AM
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    • 21st Apr 06, 8:29 AM
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    • 21st Apr 06, 8:29 AM
    Thanks - tea-towel and rolling pin it is
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    • saving-grace
    • By saving-grace 21st Apr 06, 9:48 AM
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    • 21st Apr 06, 9:48 AM
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    • 21st Apr 06, 9:48 AM
    I'd put it in a bowl with a folded, well-dampened tea-towel over the top and leave overnight. In the morning it will be soft.
    This is similar to CCstar's apple wedge/moist bread tip. Its lack of moisture that's the problem.
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    • 21st Apr 06, 9:51 AM
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    I'd pummel the thing. Particularly in my current state of mind. It would feel fantastic
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    • amazon_spice
    • By amazon_spice 21st Apr 06, 9:57 AM
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    I'd pummel the thing. Particularly in my current state of mind. It would feel fantastic
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    Me too - excellent therapy.
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