How To Measure and Pack Brown Sugar

How To Measure and Pack Brown Sugar

Packing brown sugar is a crucial component in making a consistent baking measurement. Packing brown sugar presses out all of those small pockets of air that get trapped between the sticky sugar granules, and in-turn will ensure that your sweet treat comes out as just that—sweet!

STEP 1: Scoop the brown sugar

Using a spoon, scoop the brown sugar into your measuring cup.

STEP 2: Press down

Press down on the pile of brown sugar until it is tight and compact.

STEP 3: Repeat

Repeat the scooping and pressing as needed until the measuring cup is full. The top of the brown sugar should be flush with the top of the measuring cup.

How to Measure Brown Sugar