I purchased some brown sugar the other day while in a rush, and didn't take the time to make sure it was fresh. Low and behold when I got home and tried to use it, it was a hard as a rock! Look at it! it wasn't gonna break apart for anything. This thing would have made a great paper weight though. LOL As I was talking with a friend about what I was gonna do with it, since I didn't want to waste it, she suggested I put it in a sealed container with a slice of bread. Really? This can't really work, I thought. But she guaranteed me it would, so here we are. I'm gonna show you exactly what happened.
Here is my "brick" of brown sugar
I sliced of an end of my whole wheat bread...
broke up the bread into four pieces and placed them both in a rubbermaid container.
Put on the lid and about 12 hours later...
had a half softened block of brown sugar! NO WAY!
So I cut up one more slice of bread, sealed the container again and let it sit for another 12 hours.
I am still amazed! So the next time you get stuck with a "brick" of what is supposed to be brown sugar, seal it in a container with a slice of bread, and let it work it's magic.