What Is Superfine Sugar?


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Superfine sugar has a finer crystal than regular white, granulated sugar. It is also known as caster sugar. It dissolves easily into batters, and it gives baked goods a light texture and fine crumb. It is often called for in recipes for meringues and angel food cakes.

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While superfine sugar can be used in recipes that call for granulated sugar, using granulated sugar in a recipe that calls for superfine sugar may not yield good results. Superfine sugar can be easily made at home by pulsing granulated sugar in a food processor for about a minute until the crystals are fine. Superfine sugar is not the same as powdered sugar.

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