Use a Mortar and Pestle on Small Amounts of Hardened Sugar
Questions or Comments?
Email author, Alice Henneman, MS, RD
UNL Extension in Lancaster County
What do you do if you need a few tablespoons of white or brown sugar in a hurry and your sugar is hard as a rock?
Smash it with a mortar and pestle!
This handy tool also is also great for pulverizing that last small piece of whole nutmeg.
Sometimes, added flavor can be released from older herbs by crushing them with a mortar and pestle.
Purchase a mortar and pestle at a store that sells kitchenware.
For more information on revitalizing hardened sugar and other ingredients, go to Cleaning the Kitchen Cupboard: Toss or Save?