Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It's Baking Season - Time for Caster Sugar
Surely regular granulated sugar will do eh? Well perhaps it will if all you want to do is stir it into your cuppa. But if you are using the sugar for baking you have to be careful.
Caster sugar is a finer-grained form of sugar than granulated. It is not as fine as "icing" or "confectioner's sugar" but its fine granules enable it to dissolve more quickly and more thoroughly than granulated sugar.
Wow, or ...
If you are making meringues, puddings, jellies or cakes, and you want the kind of taste and texture that makes the difference between ordinary and "wow", then it's the little details like this that make all the difference.
Get the Cane
We received a special shipment of Tate & Lyle caster sugar from the UK recently. Half kilo bags are just $3.99. This is not a regular item so, if you are a keen home baker, it's a good idea to grab hold of enough for your winter baking needs while stock lasts.