Can I use regular sugar instead of caster sugar?

In most recipes you can substitute granulated sugar for caster sugar and vice versa. However, one cup of granulated sugar does not equal one cup of caster sugar. TIP: Caster sugar can be made at home by processing granulated sugar in a food processor for a few seconds.

What is caster sugar in the US?

In the United States, caster sugar is often called superfine sugar, baker’s sugar, or bar sugar. Caster sugar is a term used in the UK as well as the US, and in both cases, it refers to a sugar that is ground to a consistency between granulated and powdered sugar in coarseness.

What is caster sugar called in Canada?

Reader Leah Jordana has also let me know that in Canada, caster sugar is known as ‘berry sugar. ‘ If you are in Canada, you may be able to find Roger’s Berry Sugar in your grocery store. Certain recipes, such as meringues, ice creams, and sponge cakes might specify a superfine sugar.

What is the difference between icing sugar and caster sugar?

Caster sugar is a sugar that is ground to a consistency between granulated and powdered sugar in coarseness while icing sugar is a sugar made by finely grinding granulated sugar until it is a very fine powder.

What is caster sugar substitute?

Granulated sugar will usually work just fine as a caster sugar alternative. Substitute on a 1:1 ratio (if your recipe calls for a cup of caster sugar, use a cup of granulated sugar).

Is white sugar the same as caster sugar?

The main difference between granulated (also know as white table sugar) and caster (also know as super-fine in North America) sugar is the size of the grain. Caster sugar is also best to use when making meringues and pavlova because of its ability to dissolve more quickly.