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I am trying to make a cake that asks for castor sugar. Anyone know what that is?
Castor sugar is powdered sugar. It's very fine. Like used on powdered doughnuts. I've gotten similar results sending plain white sugar through a coffee grinder.1802 days ago
Caster sugar is a fine grind of sugar which is used by bartenders and bakers, among others, for its quick dissolving properties. It is also sometimes seen spelled as castorcastorcastor sugar, and it may be labeled as â€œsuperfine sugarâ€ as well. Much like regular table sugar, caster sugar can come in both refined and unrefined forms. Many grocery suppliers sell caster sugar, which can be replaced in recipes with partly ground conventional sugar if it cannot be obtained1806 days ago
Its the stuff that Fidel Castor used to sell to the Russians.1815 days ago
UK castor/caster sugar is very finely granulated sugar (finer than U.S. granulated sugar) which allows it to dissolve almost instantly. In the United States, superfine sugar or the new Baker's sugar may be substituted. It is called "berry sugar" in British Columbia. Highly Pure, dry, white crystalline powder.1815 days ago
Castor sugar is what we call "superfine" sugar. This actually came from Britain and it's called castor sugar because the grains of the sugar are so small, so fine, that they will fit through a "castor" or a sprinkler. Because it is so fine, it tends to dissolve more quicly than regular sugar. Because of this, you will probably see a lot of recipes for cold drinks, like iced tea, call for this type of sugar. On a side note, if you don't have any castor / superfine sugar on hand, you can make your own by putting regular sugar into your food processor for a couple of minutes--works like a charm!!1816 days ago