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What is Caster Sugar?

A Definition of Caster Sugar


Caster Sugar is the British food term for very fine granulated sugar. Because caster sugar  crystals are so fine, they dissolve very quickly, so are useful in meringues, custards, and mousses, and for sweetening cold drinks or cocktails. Caster sugar is also used in baking.

Also Known As: Castor Sugar, Superfine Sugar

Do It Yourself Caster Sugar:

How to Make Superfine Sugar: A detailed recipe from About.com Guide to Candy, Elizabeth LaBau.

How to Make Your Own Caster Sugar: A basic recipe from Erin Huffstetler, About.com Guide to Frugal Living.

Caster Sugar Recipes:

Summer Fruit Trifle

Mummy's Sweet Scones from Fitzgerald's Irish Bed and Breakfast

Scottish Shortbread Recipe

White Chocolate and Raspberry Creme Brulee

Where to Buy Caster Sugar Online:

India Tree Caster Sugar is available at SurLaTable.com. Price: $4.95/1 LB (16 oz). For those who use caster sugar in large quantities, Amazon.com also carries the India Tree Brand in 3-LB jars. Price: $28.35/2-pack (96 oz total).

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