Superfine sugar

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Name Variations

  • bar sugar
  • instant dissolving sugar
  • berry sugar
  • castor sugar
  • caster sugar
  • casters' sugar
  • caster's sugar

About Superfine sugar

Wikipedia Article About Superfine sugar on Wikipedia

Superfine sugar, favored for sweetening drinks or preparing meringue. Caster sugar is the name of a very fine sugar in Britain, so named because the grains are small enough to fit though a sugar "caster" or sprinkler. It is sold as "superfine" sugar in the United States.

Because of its fineness, it dissolves more quickly than regular white sugar, and so is especially useful in meringues and cold liquids. It is not as fine as confectioner’s sugar, which has been crushed mechanically (and generally mixed with a little starch to keep it from clumping).

If you don’t have any caster sugar on hand, you can make your own by grinding granulated sugar for a couple of minutes in a food processor (this also produces sugar dust, so let it settle for a few moments before opening the food processor).