Q: What is granulated sugar?
Have you come across a recipe that calls for granulated sugar? We’ve been there before. Don’t fret, granulated sugar is white sugar in Australia, so chances are you already have it in your pantry.
In Australia, granulated sugar is labelled as white sugar and is most commonly used in baking and as an additive to hot beverages like tea and coffee.
It has a sweet taste and you can recognize it by its large white granules. Icing sugar, on the other hand, is powdered granulated sugar which has a superfine, powdery consistency.
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Is caster sugar different from granulated sugar?
Granulated sugar has a grain size of about 0.5mm across, whereas caster sugar granules are finer measuring around 0.35mm. Caster sugar also known as superfine sugar is ground finer which means that they dissolve faster and their sharp edges lend them to cutting through fat, which is why caster sugar is used so frequently in baking. The term caster is a British term which describes sugar that is fine enough to fit through a sugar caster.
You can buy granulated sugar from your local supermarket.
What is a good substitute for granulated sugar?
If you are looking for a substitute for granulated sugar, caster sugar is a good alternative. Don’t add as much caster sugar as the recipe requires as it is sweeter than granulated sugar.
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