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Caster Sugar

Also Known As : Superfine sugar, Bar sugar, Castor Sugar, casting sugar, breakfast sugar

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a sweet and buttery flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. It is ideal for baking, particularly sponge cakes.
  2. It dissolves more quickly than regular white sugar, and is useful in cold liquids.
  3. Caster sugar is very much used by bakers, when it comes to baking goodies. Some dishes that call for caster sugar are custards, puddings, mousses, frostings, and so on. They are also used in beverages such as coffee, tea, cocktails, mocktails, etc.

Common names and forms

  1. Cane Sugar-Castor
  2. Castor Sugar

Description

British name for cane or beet sugar is Caster sugar. It is raw cane sugar with a fine free flowing texture and a light golden colour. It is superfine in texture. It is not as same as powdered sugar, it has a texture somewhere between granulated and powdered. Irrespective of them being fine, they have a rough texture. It is greatly valued by bakers and cooks for making dishes like meringues, mousses, candies, custards, and other baked goods. They are readily used in beverages because it dissolves easily and quickly. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, they are spelled as “ Castor sugar “.

Selection Guide

Caster sugar is available in both refined and unrefined forms. Make sure Caster sugar is dry and is free from moisture.

Note

Like table sugar, in excess it can contribute to obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, and other health conditions.(1)

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