What Is It?

Decorating By ikklejo Updated 30 Jun 2009 , 7:57pm by artscallion

ikklejo Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:22pm
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Hiya in alot of the recipies for fillings I see people have put powdered sugar, what is this is it just a term for something or an actual make?

Thanks

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Bluehue Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:30pm
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Depending what Country you live in depends on what all the different sugar grades are called.

Here in Australia our White Sugars are listed as

White Sugar - used for in coffee, tea making lemonade and some baking

Caster Sugar - used for baking and sprinkling on top of desserts then torched to caramalise.

Icing Sugar - is what Americans call Powdered Sugar. This we add to make Buttercream and dust over cakes as decoration. (well some do)


Bluehue

ikklejo Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:32pm
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I thought this maybe the case but wanted to check thanks!

confectioneista Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:34pm
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We also call it "confectioner's sugar", too! (Just to make things more interesting icon_lol.gif )

matthewkyrankelly Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:38pm
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Sometimes called 10X as well. Confusing.

Bluehue Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:40pm
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I didn't add that as i wasn't 100% sure if it was the Americans or Canadians who call it that .... icon_wink.gificon_smile.gif

Have had 5 Australian girls ask me - where do i buy confectioners sugar from?

The USA i said - but you can buy Icing Sugar down at your local Woollies or IGA .

I always have to hope that a person posting a thread has where they live when i read about products - otherwise i have to wait until someone with their location posts - icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_smile.gif

Thankyou confectioneista for posting that

Bh
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Bluehue Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:41pm
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icon_eek.gif arghhhhhhh - what else is it called - good grief - icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif

Bh

confectioneista Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 1:53pm
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You're welcome - and that's all we call it: powdered sugar, confectioner's sugar and 10X. I totally forgot the 10X (thanks Matthewkyrankelly!) I haven't the slightest idea why we Americans have to have so many names for one thing! icon_rolleyes.gif

Bluehue Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 11:55am
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And lets not start on all the....

Brown Sugar
Light Brown Sugar
Dark Brown Sugar
Palm Sugar

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Bluehue Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 11:56am
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And lets not start on all the....

Brown Sugar
Light Brown Sugar
Dark Brown Sugar
Palm Sugar

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:08pm
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I got quite an education while stationed in Bahrain on the different names for sugars. I tried to do some baking for my corpsmen and bought a few containers of the wrong stuff at the British Home Store! Also discovered the corn flour (wanted to make corn bread for New Years) I purchased was actually what we call in the USA cornstarch!!!!

2SchnauzerLady Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:09pm
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I got quite an education while stationed in Bahrain on the different names for sugars. I tried to do some baking for my corpsmen and bought a few containers of the wrong stuff at the British Home Store! Also discovered the corn flour (wanted to make corn bread for New Years) I purchased was actually what we call in the USA cornstarch!!!!

artscallion Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:18pm
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and don't forget:
turbinado sugar
raw sugar
pearl sugar
sanding sugar
decorating sugar
superfine sugar

artscallion Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 12:19pm
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and don't forget:
turbinado sugar
raw sugar
pearl sugar
sanding sugar
decorating sugar
superfine sugar

confectioneista Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:01pm
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Ok, I actually know why we call brown sugar "light" or "dark" so there is a reason to our madness! icon_surprised.gif However, I haven't heard of palm sugar, turbinado or pearl sugar before. Oh, and you forgot one: cane sugar! icon_lol.gif

TNTfundraiser, I would have made the same mistake. And of course what we use to make corn bread is cornmeal, so go figure! Isn't language a funny thing?

confectioneista Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:02pm
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Ok, I actually know why we call brown sugar "light" or "dark" so there is a reason to our madness! icon_surprised.gif However, I haven't heard of palm sugar, turbinado or pearl sugar before. Oh, and you forgot one: cane sugar! icon_lol.gif

TNTfundraiser, I would have made the same mistake. And of course what we use to make corn bread is cornmeal, so go figure! Isn't language a funny thing?

confectioneista Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:03pm
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Ok, I actually know why we call brown sugar "light" or "dark" so there is a reason to our madness! icon_surprised.gif However, I haven't heard of palm sugar, turbinado or pearl sugar before. Oh, and you forgot one: cane sugar! icon_lol.gif

TNTfundraiser, I would have made the same mistake. And of course what we use to make corn bread is cornmeal, so go figure! Isn't language a funny thing?

ikklejo Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:22pm
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omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif

ikklejo Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:23pm
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omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif

ikklejo Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:24pm
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omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:25pm
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Y'all missed Muscovado sugar. icon_lol.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:26pm
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Y'all missed Muscovado sugar. icon_lol.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:27pm
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Y'all missed Muscovado sugar. icon_lol.gif

Theresa icon_smile.gif

confectioneista Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ikklejo

omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif




See what you get when you ask a simple question? No simple answers, that's what! icon_lol.gif

Ok, so what the heck is Muscovado sugar? Are you just showing off, playingwithSUGAR? icon_lol.gif

artscallion Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:40pm
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Turbinado sugar is the kind of golden colored, large crystal sugar they often serve in trendy or health conscious cafes in packets for coffee, usually labeled, "Sugar in the raw." You can also buy it in boxes for the same purpose. It's one of my favorites for sprinkling on muffins or turnovers and such, before baking to get that crisp, sugary top.

Pearl sugar is little opaque roughly shaped balls (about the size of large mustard seeds) They are generally used as decoration, typically on cookie pretzels because they look like pretzel salt and won't melt in the oven. I make a molasses cookie that I roll in them before baking that is a hit every year.

http://www.thebakerskitchen.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1662
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confectioneista Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:40pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ikklejo

omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif




See what you get when you ask a simple question? No simple answers, that's what! icon_lol.gif

Ok, so what the heck is Muscovado sugar? Are you just showing off, playingwithSUGAR? icon_lol.gif

confectioneista Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:41pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ikklejo

omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif




See what you get when you ask a simple question? No simple answers, that's what! icon_lol.gif

Ok, so what the heck is Muscovado sugar? Are you just showing off, playingwithSUGAR? icon_lol.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:51pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by confectioneista

Quote:
Originally Posted by ikklejo

omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif


Ok, so what the heck is Muscovado sugar? Are you just showing off, playingwithSUGAR? icon_lol.gif




Hey, now you can tell people you learned something today. thumbs_up.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovado LOL!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by confectioneista

Quote:
Originally Posted by ikklejo

omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif


Ok, so what the heck is Muscovado sugar? Are you just showing off, playingwithSUGAR? icon_lol.gif




Hey, now you can tell people you learned something today. thumbs_up.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovado LOL!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:53pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by confectioneista

Quote:
Originally Posted by ikklejo

omg what have I started lol icon_smile.gif


Ok, so what the heck is Muscovado sugar? Are you just showing off, playingwithSUGAR? icon_lol.gif




Hey, now you can tell people you learned something today. thumbs_up.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovado LOL!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

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