One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Finely granulated white or pale golden sugar.
- ‘Just halve and stone a few apricots, peaches or plums, and poach in a simmering sugar syrup (eg, 150g caster sugar to 200 ml water or wine) with a split vanilla pod, a bay leaf or a few peppercorns for up to five minutes.’
- ‘Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks, another 40g of castor sugar, cornflour, plain flour and the remaining milk together in a bowl until smooth.’
- ‘Put the cream cheese, mascarpone, caster sugar, eggs and the extra yolk in the basin of a food mixer (you will need the beater attachment).’
- ‘Take six fresh eggs, six lemons, half a pound of castor sugar, and half a pint of white rum.’
- ‘Mix the Bramleys, 25g / 1oz caster sugar and the cinnamon together in a bowl.’
- ‘If you're going to crystallise the rose petals for the topping, simply paint each one with egg white and dip in caster sugar, coating well.’
- ‘‘I then add cream, caster sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, the yolks of eggs and a tablespoon of brandy,’ he continued.’
- ‘Drain the cucumber, rinse, and toss with vinegar, caster sugar and mint leaves.’
- ‘When the colour is exactly right, I will stir in exactly one rounded teaspoonful of golden caster sugar.’
- ‘Yet we only serve them up once a year on Shrove Tuesday and then massacre them with a squirt from a plastic lemon and tonnes of caster sugar - and we wonder why we're a nation that's always playing catch-up.’
- ‘Place the tarts on a buttered baking sheet then brush with egg white and sprinkle with caster sugar.’
- ‘Gently mix the blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and caster sugar and arrange in a buttered one-litre pie or gratin dish.’
- ‘Add the sultanas, candied peel or mostarda, caster sugar and hot water or stock; simmer for 5 min.’
- ‘Brush with more of the egg white and sprinkle with an even layer of caster sugar.’
- ‘She bought strawberries, eggs, caster sugar, sugar, flour and whipped cream.’
- ‘Place 600g blackcurrants in a saucepan with a dribble of water to get them started and 50g caster sugar.’
- ‘In a bowl mix 200g medium desiccated coconut, 50g golden caster sugar and 1 egg white.’
- ‘Bake in the oven at 200C until golden brown and dust with castor sugar.’
- ‘Whiz remaining strawberries with caster sugar and liqueur until smooth, and combine with the strawberries, tossing well.’
- ‘Beat the 3 egg yolks and caster sugar together until smooth, then whisk in the mascarpone.’
Mid 19th century: so named because it was suitable for use in a castor (see castor (sense 2 of the noun)).
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