What is the Canadian equivalent to caster sugar?

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 can I use in place of caster sugar?

Granulated sugar
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).

What is another name for caster sugar?

Superfine sugar is also sometimes called ultrafine sugar, bar sugar or caster sugar. These sugars have the smallest crystal size of white granulated sugar. Superfine sugar is generally used in making delicate or smooth desserts such as mousse, meringues or puddings.

Is caster sugar the same as confectioners sugar?

In a nutshell, caster sugar (sometimes spelled castor sugar) is finely ground granulated sugar. It is not as fine as confectioners’ sugar, as it does have a little grit to it, and is not powder-y. So, in terms of texture, it falls somewhere between granulated and confectioners’.

Can I use Demerara sugar instead of caster sugar?

Substitute for Caster Sugar Using brown sugar or demerara sugar won’t change the taste of the baked cake. If you need a substitute for caster sugar for making puddings, pies or pastries, you can use maple syrup or corn syrup.

Can I use granulated sugar instead of caster?

Can I substitute granulated sugar for caster sugar? Your cakes will still hold up if you use granulated sugar as both the flavour and water content are the same. Caster sugar, however, is much finer and dissolves much easier than granulated sugar which is coarser in texture.

What is caster sugar called in America?

superfine sugar
In America, caster sugar is often labeled as superfine sugar, ultrafine sugar, or baker’s sugar. In some instances, you may also see it referred to as bar sugar, since many mixologists prefer it for cocktails. In Canada, caster sugar is sometimes sold as berry sugar.

Can you turn granulated sugar into caster sugar?

You can make your own caster sugar by grinding granulated sugar slightly in a food processor or blender (or a very clean coffee grinder). However you do need to be careful when doing this as it can be easy to end up with a sugar powder instead of finer granules.

Is light brown sugar the same as golden caster sugar?

GOLDEN CASTER SUGAR: White sugar with added molasses: it can be substituted for caster sugar in any recipe and will give it a fuller, slightly caramel colour. LIGHT/DARK BROWN SUGAR: It adds colour and a deeper caramel flavour. It’s very moist and will increase the tenderness of a cake.

What is golden caster sugar in Canada?

What is golden caster sugar? Golden caster sugar is caster sugar that has been processed in a way that keeps some molasses (just like brown sugar), therefore giving it a slightly light brown colour and a more buttery, caramel flavour. If you don’t have it, just use regular caster sugar instead.

What is Canadian superfine sugar?


Type of Sugar Description
Coarse sugar Granulated sugar having a larger crystal size Highly resistant to colour change and breakdown (into glucose and fructose) at high temperatures
Superfine sugar Crystal size is the finest of all the types of granulated sugar
Pearl sugar Lumps of refined sugar particles

Is American granulated sugar caster sugar?

Caster sugar, also known as castor sugar or superfine sugar, is finer-grained than regular granulated white sugar. Frequently used in British baking, it incorporates into food more quickly without adding cornstarch or powdered sugar.

What is caster sugar?

Years ago, this type of sugar was often found in a shaker (called a caster) and sprinkled on fresh fruits. Caster sugar is available in two varieties: white (regular) and golden.

Is golden caster sugar available in the UK?

Although readily available in the U.K., golden caster sugar is more difficult to find than white caster sugar in the U.S.

Can I use granulated sugar instead of caster sugar?

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).