Is caster sugar the same as powder sugar or regular sugar?

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  • Sparky
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Castor sugar is very fine sugar used in cooking, so it is a powder.

    Same thing with cooking salt, it is like a powder.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Sugar is sugar. Everything that's called "sugar" in the kitchen is sucrose.  Glucose, fructose, maltose, lactose etc are all "sugars" but kitchen sugar is sucrose, however it's named.

  • abdul
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    I think caster sugar is the same as granulated sugar.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Caster sugar is a finer grain / granule than regular sugar, used mainly in baking.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It's the same thing as granulated sugar but the crystals are smaller making it easier to dissolve.

    It was originally meant for use in a sugar caster (granulated won't go through the holes):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_caster

  • C
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    In American caster sugar is called "super fine" and isn't all that easy to source.  It's granular but as the name suggests finer than regular granulated sugar.  You can make it yourself by blitzing regular sugar in a food processor, but to be honest, if you're just making a regular cake as long as you beat the eggs and sugar properly so that you get a pale foam the beaters leave a trail in it doesn't make a noticeable difference.  It's only noticeable in things where you're trying to avoid a gritty texture.

  • It's the same stuff.  It has smaller crystals than granulated sugar but is not ground like icing sugar.  It's the grade you'd normally use in cake making.  If you don't have any caster sugar, you can always put granulated in the food processor for a few seconds.

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