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#1 CheekyKids

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.

#2 winterbaby

Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:32 PM

You can substitute it for white refined castor sugar.  1:1 ratio (so straight swap).

#3 CheekyKids

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?

#4 Molondy

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...

#5 CheekyKids

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.

#6 Acidulous Osprey

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.

#7 *LucyE*

Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:32 PM

I have purchased raw caster sugar from Woolies.

#8 wahooti~fandango

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 Tounge1.gif 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! blush.gif

#9 Acidulous Osprey

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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