Sometimes a recipe will call for superfine or caster sugar. When you go to the store you will also find this sugar called ultrafine sugar, baking sugar, and/or castor sugar. But it isn't anything special and you don't need to pay a premium price for it because it is easy to make yourself. All you need is white sugar and a food processor or blender.
The granulated sugar on the right is regular white sugar. The sugar on the left is superfine or Caster Sugar. Superfine sugar can be used cup for cup for regular granulated sugar. When you use superfine sugar instead of granulated sugar? Use superfine when you have a recipe where you need the sugar to dissolve quickly but don't have a hot liquid to help, like when you make a meringue pie topping.
- 1 cup sugar
- Place up to one cup of sugar in a food processor or blender.
- Process for 1 minute.
- Use as called for in recipe.
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