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Old 15-07-2011, 17:37   #1
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Sugar - How Do You Keep it from Sticking ?

When we were in Marathon last winter, the sugar in our sugar shaker kept sticking due to the humidity. I know rice works in the salt shaker, but what can you do with sugar to prevent it from sticking?

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Old 15-07-2011, 18:03   #2
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Re: Sugar-How to keep it from sticking?

Rice! (but you knew that)
Actually, we sub honey for sugar on the boat
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Re: Sugar-How to keep it from sticking?

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Same thing, just put in a little muslin bag..
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Re: Sugar-How to keep it from sticking?

We found a small plastic container with a snap lid over the spout that helps to keep the moisture out.
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Re: Sugar-How to keep it from sticking?

Thanks Unicorn Dreamer,
Putting rice in a small bag so it doesn't mix with the sugar is a clever idea. I'll give it a try.
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Re: Sugar-How to keep it from sticking?

How about using sugar cubes?
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Re: Sugar-How to keep it from sticking?

You shouldn't be eating sugar. Maybe you should use honey. Maybe better to forget the sweets. Grab a carrot!
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Re: Sugar-How to keep it from sticking?

Making pure cane sugar for over a hundred years in Crockett, CA along Carquinez Strait:

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Re: Sugar - How to Keep it from Sticking ?

Whole saltine crackers work well in sugar shakers commonly seen in diners.
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Re: Sugar - How to Keep it from Sticking ?

carrots sukk in coffee.
my sugar doesnt last long enough to clump. i buy moreno sugar--non bleached... tends to clump a ll anyway--- i use a screw on top with lifting sections for pouring or for insertion of a spoon and i remove that obstacle for taking sugar for my coffee. isnt a problem. i am in 100 percent humidity--min this week has been 94 percent. works great and i dont mind a lil clump--i dont have to measure those by spoons..lol
i have worse problem with my granulated garlic--i HAVE to use fresh, as the stuff in bottles gets like a brick and unusable in 3 days.
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Re: Sugar - How to Keep it from Sticking ?

Personally I think fresh garlic tastes better than granulated too.

For those powdered/granulated items that like to go solid, we put them into small size zip lock bags, pat them into thin flats, and then store them flat. The contents will still go hard, but it is easy to break off the amount you need because of the thinness.

We usually buy the raw sugar like rapadura, piloncilo, jaggery etc that comes in cones or lumps and then just run it over the grater or microplane. A word of caution though - once you develop a taste for the more complex flavour of the raw sugar, you may have a hard time switching back to the white powder.
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Re: Sugar - How to Keep it from Sticking ?

the only thing I use sugar for is to make DIY vodka,that does stick for long as we drink it for sundowners.
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Re: Sugar-How to keep it from sticking?

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You shouldn't be eating sugar. Maybe you should use honey. Maybe better to forget the sweets. Grab a carrot!
Carrots in coffee. Yummmm. Maybe in tea? I think not.

Sugar in moderation is no more detrimental to health than any other food. Moderation being the key word for all those things considered "bad." My husband detests honey; so sugar it will remain for us.

For daily-use, I store granulated white sugar in a small plastic container with a pouring spout that has a snap-on top. Never lumps even in the high humidity of the tropics. We go through a pint every 6 months or so. Have never needed to add rice to absorb moisture.

Brown sugar is vacuum-sealed for storage between uses; never lumps or hardens; and I usually only use it about once every 6 months. The current 1-lb bag is nearly 3 years old and still soft.

Life is too short. Don't forget the sweets.
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When we were in Marathon last winter, the sugar in our sugar shaker kept sticking due to the humidity. I know rice works in the salt shaker, but what can you do with sugar to prevent it from sticking?

Judy
I wouldn't worry about it because (unless it's brown sugar) it crushes up very easily.
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Re: Sugar - How to Keep it from Sticking ?

You might already be using "sealable" plastic containers (Tupperware, Rubbermaid, etc.) for storing foodstuffs. You will find that these containers come in a million shapes and sizes including ones for salt/pepper and other things. We use a small 3 inch by 2 inch sealable container as a sugar bowl and keep the lid on all the time except when spooning out some sugar. Over the years you get an extensive collection of them on board.
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