What is caster sugar? How is it different from regular sugar?
- WOOWHOLv 72 years ago
What is " CASTER " sugar ? goes by a variety of NAMES or TERMS those being
CASTOR , BAKERS , SUPERFINE . POWDERED even CONFECTIONERY sugar
..( 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.
- deniseLv 72 years ago
Finer grained sugar, used mainly in baking,
- CliveLv 72 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
Very best wishes
- kswck2Lv 72 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.
- Nikki PLv 72 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
- Anonymous2 years ago
Is it caster or castor sugar??
- geezerLv 72 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.