Tis the season for apple picking, pumpkin picking, sweet potato pie, and candied yams, which means tis the season for brown sugar! A couple of years ago, I learned that contrary to what one may assume, cane sugar is not necessarily vegan. Moreover, brown sugar (light or dark), which is derived from cane sugar is also not necessarily vegan. In this video short, I explain why your sugar may not be vegan and how to get around it for your holiday cooking. And even if you’re not vegan, check out this super quick video, because making your own brown sugar takes less than 60 seconds, is crazy cheap, and gives you much more control than buying pre-made brown sugar (ratios for making your own brown sugar are below!). Enjoy!
To make your own brown sugar, use the following ratios:
- 1 cup cane sugar + 1 tablespoon molasses = light brown sugar
- 1 cup cane sugar + 2 tablespoons molasses = dark brown sugar