Cooking Term: Castor Sugar

Have you ever wondered what that British cookbook meant by “castor (or caster) sugar”? I certainly have!

So, I looked it up on and found:

Chiefly British

: finely granulated white sugar

But, my question was how that compares to powdered/confectioners’ sugar. So, I kept searching and found this helpful picture and tutorial on

Click on the image to read the tutorial.

So, there you go! It’s about the texture of fine sand – so right in between granulated and powdered sugar.


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