14 Jan Keeping Brown Sugar Soft Never Looked So Good
Doesn’t look like much does it?
You can’t tell from the photo above, but this clay brown sugar disk above is a work of art.
Not only is it one of my favourite Christmas gifts because of the way it looks, I love it because it keeps my brown sugar soft while allowing me to play with alliteration. Celtic clay. Pretty pattern. Sugar saver… You get the idea.
Sure, you can get a brown sugar disc at the grocery store stamped with a cute teddy bear, but it’s not nearly as stylish. The commercial versions are also half the thickness. Since the disk is soaked in water before being placed in the sugar, I’m assuming a thicker disk will work its moisture-giving wonders longer.
I know this piece of art will spend half its life face-first in brown sugar. But when I wash it?
I’ll be able to admire it.
My mom got me this at a craft show. I Googled the artisan, but Wendy Gacparski of Trinity Stoneworks in Bright, Ontario, doesn’t have a website. Either that or I botched her name so badly no search engine can find it. Pity. I’m curious about her other wares since her card says “functional decorative pottery”.
We recently discussed keeping brown sugar moist in comments section of my vanilla sugar post. So, tell me, what pretty and practical kitchen items do you love?