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Can you substitute dark brown sugar for light brown sugar?
-For each 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar called for in a recipe, use 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses plus 1 cup granulated sugar. … -To make light brown sugar from dark brown sugar, use 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
Which is better dark or light brown sugar?
Light brown sugar contains less molasses (about 3-1/2%) than dark brown (6-1/2%), accounting for differences in color and flavor. In general, if a recipe calls for brown sugar, it refers to light brown.
Can you mix light and dark brown sugar?
You can use a mixture or even all dark brown but the molasses flavor will be stronger. When using light brown sugar, you can put a tablespoon of molasses at the bottom of your liquid measure before measuring your milk.