Brown sugar is crystalline sucrose combined with a small amount of molasses, which is responsible for its brown color and rich flavor.
Brown sugar is prized for its deep, rich flavor and color. Because molasses is hydroscopic, baked goods made with brown sugar retain moisture well. Brown sugar also contains a slightly higher mineral content than regular refined white sugar due to the presence of molasses.
Light brown sugar is the most common type of brown sugar used for baking. Recipes that call for brown sugar without specifying either light or dark generally require light brown sugar. Light brown sugar contains approximately 3.5% molasses by weight.
You can make brown sugar at home. How? Combining one tablespoon of molasses for every cup of granulated white sugar. Stir the sugar and molasses together until an even color and texture are achieved. Store the brown sugar in an air tight container.
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Pork chops are a classic dinner option for families on a budget.
Brown Sugar Glaze Pork Chops
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2 tablespoons olive oil
2 boneless pork chops
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
In a small bowl, whisk brown sugar a melted butter. Set aside.
Season both sides pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place pork chops in hot skillet, cook for 5 minutes, turn pork chops and pour glaze over pork chops. Cook additional 5 minutes, until chops are brown and cooked through. Enjoy!