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What can I substitute golden caster sugar with?
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:25 PM
I can't find golden caster sugar in any shop near me. What can I substitute with with? It's from a UK recipe to make New York Cheesecake.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:32 PM
You can substitute it for white refined castor sugar. 1:1 ratio (so straight swap).
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:37 PM
Do you mean ordinary caster sugar? Like the CSR ones?
I read somewhere about raw caster sugar. Is that ok?
Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:58 PM
I think golden caster sugar is raw caster sugar but I've never seen it (haven't really looked super hard). I had read that you can make it by chucking raw sugar in the food processor but it didn't work when I tried it.
You could definately do a straight swap with white caster sugar though...
Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:26 PM
When I googled about the difference between golden caster sugar and caster sugar, it says that golden caster has a buttery flavor. On the CSR website, it says that they make raw caster sugar. I am just not sure about whether it's buttery in taste. Anyway, I just have to use the ordinary caster sugar this time.
Thanks for all the help.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:57 PM
Billingtons make golden caster sugar but it's honestly not worth paying stupid money for. I'd use white caster sugar or brown caster sugar in baking for sure.
Actually in a blind tasting, I'm not sure I would be able to tell the difference between golden and raw.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:56 PM
Yup, all it is is raw sugar ground really fine. I have a muffin cookbook from the UK, they use golden caster sugar, golden icing sugar and muscovado sugar a whole lot - I substitue it with normal caster sugar, normal icing sugar and brown sugar respectivley The author claims the golden sugars have a better taste but I can't find them in my usual stores so I just substitute them!
Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:02 PM
I've never found golden icing sugar here but muscovado sugar is available in Mrs Flannery's and some upmarket delis.
It's really nice and a different animal to ordinary brown sugar.
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