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#1 Sun 11 Mar 07 4:52pm

Anna

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Caster sugar substitute

Gah!  Run out of caster sugar and need it for a cake I'm baking for tonight.   The supermarket shuts in eight minutes so I'll never make it.  We do, however, have some icing sugar.  Can I substitute?  I need a cupful of caster sugar, so would I still need a cupful of icing sugar?   help

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#2 Sun 11 Mar 07 6:33pm

mummza

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Re: Caster sugar substitute

Anna, I do not think that I would use icing sugar,I would just use granulated sugar instead. Sometimes if you use granulated sugar you get a slight spottyness on the top of the cake but it tends to taste ok .

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#3 Sun 11 Mar 07 7:59pm

Anna

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Re: Caster sugar substitute

Don't have any granulated either!  Have literally just mixed it, ended up using a combination of one-third of a cup caster sugar (found some lurking at the back of the larder) and light brown sugar...  Hope it won't be a disaster!  Thanks Mummza.

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#4 Sun 11 Mar 07 9:47pm

Georgie

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Re: Caster sugar substitute

should be fine with light brown... was it ok?

better substitute than icing id say, good choice...

x

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#5 Sun 11 Mar 07 10:22pm

Anna

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Re: Caster sugar substitute

Yup, delicious!  Apricot upside-down cake, excellent choice for pudding...   smile

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#6 Tue 13 Mar 07 4:38pm

Maree

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Re: Caster sugar substitute

OK, know this is way too late for your kitchen dilemma, but what about next time giving the granulated sugar (if you have it), a "pulse or so" in the food processor?

Careful, or you'll end up with icing sugar!

Good luck,

Maree.


"Cook with love and laughter ..."
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#7 Tue 13 Mar 07 10:10pm

Georgie

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Re: Caster sugar substitute

oh my god, i was just about to post the same thing!! i was running out last time... its true, if you are only ever stuck with granulated, just pulse it a little...


although on this occassion i know you didnt have any granulated sugar Anna, just a good tip i guess?

Apricot upside down cake - YUM!!

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