brown sugar


Definition of brown sugar 

: soft sugar whose crystals are covered by a film of refined dark syrup

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Combine zest with the chili powder, brown sugar, thyme, cumin, chipotle powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a small bowl. Susan Selasky, charlotteobserver, "Celebrate the Fourth with minimal fuss, maximum flavor," 3 July 2018 In a medium bowl, beat together margarine, cream cheese, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Red, white and blue cookies are a patriotic and healthy treat for the holiday," 2 July 2018 Kansas City — This sauce is characterized by its thick consistency and contrasting sweet and tangy flavors born from a blend of molasses, brown sugar, vinegar and ketchup. Kelly Vaughan,, "BBQ: A Summary Of Styles," 21 June 2018 In a microwave-safe medium bowl, whisk ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and whiskey. Daniel Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burgers with pizzazz: Surf 'n' turf burger judged best in annual BBQ contest," 18 June 2018 In a small roasting pan, toss cherries, brown sugar, bourbon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cherries Jubilee Fool Trifles," 11 June 2018 Add to the Vitamix Personal Cup Adaptor along with white vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, and salt. Vitamix, Bon Appetit, "Jalapeño-Honeydew Hot Sauce," 11 June 2018 And then came the Nocino, a complimentary digestif Nodler and Kincaid had steeped with unripe black walnuts from Green Meadow Farm along with lemon, brown sugar, and a complex array of spice. Craig Laban,, "At Cadence, bold new culinary talents cook with the seasons," 1 June 2018 This one delivers herbs, fig, rhubarb, super-sweet brown sugar, and a long finish full of nuts and raisins. Michael Austin,, "How to enjoy Pedro Ximenez sherry," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of brown sugar

1670, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brown sugar was in 1670

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English Language Learners Definition of brown sugar

: a type of sugar that is brown because it contains a dark syrup (called molasses)

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Kids Definition of brown sugar

: sugar that contains molasses

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