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Today, my 16-year-old daughter heated some sugar cubes in the microwave, thinking it would make caster sugar. FML

By çafondpaslesucre? - / Wednesday 14 September 2016 02:28 / Belgium - Manage
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By  milliepede  |  14

With the magic of google: "This is the British term for sugar with small grains that are between granulated and icing sugar in terms of fineness. It is sometimes spelled castor sugar, and is known as 'superfine' sugar in America"

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  milliepede  |  14

With the magic of google: "This is the British term for sugar with small grains that are between granulated and icing sugar in terms of fineness. It is sometimes spelled castor sugar, and is known as 'superfine' sugar in America"

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Their comment made sense though. castor sugar is more fine than granulated sugar and less fine than icing sugar. it is actually icing sugar that is powdered sugar. I think. at least it was described as practically a powder in fineness. The closest thing the us has is extra fine granulated sugar and/or baker's sugar though it does appear sugar that is castor quality is harder to find in the US than places like the US. Don't quote me on that though. My source was actually multiple sourced via a comment conversation and there is a chance they were all wrong ...

By  DanielleinDC  |  29

Where on earth did she get this idea? You can make caster (or as we Americans call it, powdered) sugar by mixing four parts sugar (not sugar cubes) and one part cornstarch in a blender. But you gotta be careful when you open the blender.

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  GhanArch  |  6

In Belgium, due to their complicated past with the Congo and the rubbersugar harvested there, any confectionery is a sensitive topic. You can actually be fined upwards of 300 Belgian Wapfeln (approx 15 USD) for throwing away half a sugar pack at a coffeeshop.

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  zombiekitten87  |  12

Putting sugar in the microwave probably leads to burn caramel all over the place. I'm not positive, I've never tried it, but it was probably an enormous, stinking, glue-like mess.

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