Caster Sugar

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Granulated and Caster Sugar
Billington's Golden Caster Cane Sugar

Caster Sugar, Castor Sugar,Superfine Sugar or Baker's Special comes white or golden brown.

Caster sugar comprises very fine crystals (less than 25mm), so is not a powder like icing sugar. Caster sugar is airy, firm and voluminous.

Caster sugar gives a fine and firm texture to cut out biscuits, and blends beautifully in cake mixes. Caster sugar is what you need for meringues.

Further reading

  • Christian, G. (2005) Real Flavours: the handbook of gourmet & deli ingredients, Grub Street. ISBN 1904943209.
  • Stobart, T. (1981) The Cook's Encyclopedia: ingredients & processes, Harper & Row. ISBN 0060141271.