What is caster sugar? How is it different from regular sugar?

16 Answers

    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    What is " CASTER " sugar ? goes by a variety of NAMES or TERMS those being


    ..( can depend where you live and the terminology of the region )

    . the term CASTER actually comes from the term for the CONTAINER . that held the sugar

    . a jar with a LID with perforated holes larger than that of a Salt shaker

    the " SUGAR CASTER" was a part of a set of vessels with a rack used to hold spices and condiments on a dinner table used by the AFFLUENT and wealthy to "CAST" or " sprinkles spices or condiments such as sugar

    well into the 19th century Sugar came in large blocks called SUGAR loafs

    POWDERED granulated or Finely grain sugar is ground by a milling process and has ADDED to it a ANTI - CAKING agent

    the use of the term CASTER sugar actually refers to the SIZE of the grain

    caster sugar grain is slightly larger than Powdered sugar

    but half that of GRANULATED sugar

    in the END its ALL SUGAR difference is GRAIN size and RATE of Dissolving or blending with other ingredients like dried Corn depending how much you GRIND it the particle size gets smaller and smaller til one gets corn flour

    in sugar processing the particle SIZE goes from 100 mesh to 350 mesh SUGAR from cane or a beet actually starts as a SYRUP and cooked til crystallized and the MOLASSES is removed

  • 2 years ago

    It's more finely ground. You may also see it labeled "fine" or "superfine ." It dissolves more easily than regular granulated sugar. I think someone else already mentioned this, but you can make your own if you can't find it in a store near you. Just put granulated sugar in a food processor or blender and hit pulse a few times.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Finer grained sugar, used mainly in baking,

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    It's just been ground a little finer, that's all. It's used in baking as it will blend in to the rest of the ingredients better.

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  • 2 years ago

    I think it has more Mollasis in it, than white

    Processed sugar.

    Very best wishes


    Source:) Thinking.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Think of caster sugar as regular white sugar after a few seconds in a food processor. It is merely a finely chopped up sugar.

    I often need to do this with salt in my soup kitchen. Kosher salt in the food processor, becomes table salt.

  • 2 years ago

    Caster sugar is granulated white sugar but a slightly finer grain, not as fine as what is marketed as "super fine". It has not been processed to a powder nor does it have cornstarch in it as powdered sugar (aka confectioners sugar or 10X sugar)

  • 2 years ago

    Caster sugar is like powder normal sugar is granules

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Is it caster or castor sugar??

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Caster sugar is regular sugar (Granulated sugar) that has been ground so that the grains are finer .. if you continue to grind it until it becomes a powder you get Icing sugar.

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