White Sugar vs Caster Sugar
We are all aware of the table sugar that is used commonly in all households. However, there are many other types of sugars that are finer than this common sugar that is available in the form of crystals. One such type of sugar is caster sugar that is sold in Britain and is a superfine sugar that looks almost like a powder. There are more than physical differences between white sugar and caster sugar that will be discussed in this article.
So small are the grains of caster sugar that they can pass through a sprinkler or a caster which is why this type of super refined sugar called caster sugar. Interestingly, it is called superfine sugar when marketed in the US. People in British Columbia call it berry sugar. Such is the fineness of caster sugar that it dissolves in liquids within seconds without the need to stir the liquid. This is why it is loved by those using meringues and other cold liquids. It is different from confectionary sugar as it is prepared with the help of a blender. It can be produced at home if you churn your white sugar in a food processor for a few seconds. But wait for a few moments before opening the jar to let the sugar dust settle.
What is the difference between White Sugar and Caster Sugar?
• White sugar is the commonly used table sugar whereas caster sugar is a superfine sugar
• Caster sugar dissolves much more quickly than white sugar and hence is very useful in meringues and other cold liquids.
• Other than this there are no differences in properties of these two sugars