Caster Sugar Recipes
Mabel Said:Does it matter if i use normal sugar when the recipe says to use caster sugar?
We Answered:Yes, you can. Caster sugar is just more finely grated than granular sugar. Unlike confectioner's or powdered sugar which is even more finely grated and has corn starch added to prevent clumping. Caster sugar is used in meringues and cold liquids as it dissolves quicker than regular granulated sugar. You can make your own caster sugar by pulsing it in your food processor a few times.
Jonathan Said:Recipes Using Raising Flour, Caster Sugar, Butter, Condensed Milk, Vanilla Flavoring?
We Answered:Caramel Squares
for the base
350g Self raising flour
225g unsalted butter
110g caster sugar
for the filling
225g Caster sugar
225g unsalted butter
5 Tablespoons golden syrup
400ml tin full cream condensed milk
make the base (shortbread) by combining the ingredients and pressing them into your pan. Bake for 20 minutes or so (180C), until the shortbread base is golden brown.
Melt the butter for the filling over a low heat and stir in sugar, syrup and cond. milk. It'll take about 45 minutes, stirring very often, for the filling to turn golden brown...that's when it is ready.
Pour it over the base and let it cool. If you like, you can melt some chocolate and pour it over when the filling is cooled and set.
Lori Said:I'm using brown sugar in a recipe that requires Caster sugar, should I alter the measurements?
We Answered:I think you'll be fine. Since caster sugar is difficult to find in the states, I've often seen brown sugar as a substitute with no change in measurements.
Shannon Said:I have a UK recipe that calls for caster sugar and cornflour. What are the american equivalents?
We Answered:Caster sugar is sold as superfine sugar in the U.S. Cornflour appears to be equal to our cornstarch. I read it as two different things on the net - one a much finer grade of corn meal and the other - a thickener for stews and soups (which would be the cornstarch).
So, what I would do if you don't have either, would be to take your corn meal and puree it in your blender to make it finer. Same with the sugar but not too fine or you'll make powdered sugar out of the regular sugar. The caster sugar still is the tiny crystals that fit through a caster shaker (kind of like a salt shaker).
Hope that helps.
Daryl Said:Caster sugar?
We Answered:It's aslo called bakers sugar. It comes in a paper box that looks like a milk carton. If you have a Super Target near you they carry it. If you put sugar in the blender it will become powder sugar. You can also just use regular sugar in the recipe.
Christopher Said:Would it mater if I Used Raw sugar to make basic cupcakes instead of Caster sugar?
We Answered:i always use raw sugar instead of caster....same amounts...no difference! and they still look great!