Have you ever found yourself in the kitchen ready to bake a special treat for your family only to find that one needed ingredient - that brown sugar sitting in your pantry - is now hard as a rock? I came across this quick way to save that old brown sugar while browsing through some old magazines of mine - sounds simple enough, so before you toss that rock hard sugar away, try this tip:
Put the sugar in a microwave-safe bowl and place the bowl in your microwave. Put a cup of water next to the bowl. Microwave both on high in 30 second intervals until the sugar is softened.
Apparently it is the steam created by the hot water that does the trick!