Comparison and Usage: Sugar Edition

Sugar isn’t just your beloved dessert’s sweetener, it helps to bake and combine your ingredients together in their own special way as well. That’s why you can’t just use caster sugar for every recipe. You need to know the differences of each sugar and which one is more suitable to be used in your baking goods so you can get the best result. Here’s a quick and easy guide to teach about different types of sugars and what kind of recipes they’re best for!

 

1. Castor Sugar

Let’s start by learning about the most used type of sugar first. We are sure this sugar is no stranger to any baker.

 

2. Icing/Powdered/Confectioners’ Sugar

Do you know icing sugar has two other names? So next time you want to buy it, you know how to recognize it better! Learn more about it below.

 

3. Brown Sugar

Our third type of sugar are most commonly used in chocolate baking goods. It will surely be useful to learn about it more for your next chocolate cake.

 

4. Dark Brown Sugar

Here is a little secret, for the most part, dark and light brown sugars can be used in recipes, as technically dark brown sugar simply has a slighter higher molasses content.

 

5. Muscovado/Molasses Sugar

Musvocado, or other term molasses sugar has a rich brown color, moist texture, and toffee-like taste. It’s commonly used to give confections like cookies, cakes, and candies a deeper flavor but can also be added to savory dishes.

 

6. Demerara/Turbinado Sugar

Demerara sugar is another minimally-refined raw cane sugar that’s usually used to sweeten beverages. It is also lower in calories as compared to white sugar so if you’re opting for something with lower calory, this sugar is for you.

7. Coconut Sugar

Coconut sugar is also called coconut palm sugar. It’s a natural sugar made from coconut palm sap, which is the sugary circulating fluid of the coconut plant. It is often confused with palm sugar, which is similar but made from a different type of palm

8. Sanding/Coarse Sugar

The last type of sugar is used to make the cotton candy that you always eat at festivals!

Take note that some of these sugars are only used for certain recipes, and sometimes, it’s best to use a mixture of sugars. It’ll be easier to experiment on your favorite recipes once you understand what each kind of sugar does! We hope these information would make your baking journey smoother and more fun. If you are curious about any other thing, you are always welcomed to hit us up.

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