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I have no caster sugar & no money to buy any

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lucysmam Fri 17-Oct-08 12:56:33

Can I use icing sugar instead of caster sugar to make some biccy's as I have munchies & nothing sweet in the house!?

Thanks smile

MurderousMarla Fri 17-Oct-08 12:57:08

Do you have normal sugar?

expatinscotland Fri 17-Oct-08 12:57:52

i wouldn't because icing sugar is much more refined than caster.

try googling a recipe for biccies that uses icing sugar rather than substituting in a recipe that calls for caster.

mollythetortoise Fri 17-Oct-08 12:57:56

don't think that would work but ordinary granulated sugar might be ok.. (if you have any?)

lilymolly Fri 17-Oct-08 12:58:13

No to icing sugar
Yes to normal sugar

CherryChapstick Fri 17-Oct-08 12:58:15

Don't know about icing sugar, but you can defo use granulated sugar. I never buy caster sugar as granulated is as good in everything.

ADragonIs4LifeNotJustHalloween Fri 17-Oct-08 12:58:35

Granulated is fine.

If you happen to have a coffee grinder, you can make caster sugar in it though.

BoysAreLikeZombies Fri 17-Oct-08 12:58:59

Not icing sugar

Use granulated and whizz it through your blender to small it before if you can be bothered. Or use demerara/soft brown sugar instead.

om nom nom

lucysmam Fri 17-Oct-08 13:10:15

hmmmmm, well there goes my biccy's then.

No normal sugar either until shopping day. Will just mix it all up into icing maybe hmm

<<strolls over to google for recipes needing icing sugar>>

Thanks for the info about using granulated, will keep that in mind next time

IotasCat Fri 17-Oct-08 13:26:59

If I were you I would use the icing sugar and do a recipe that creams the butter and sugar together. My mother used to make a kind of shortbread that used icing sugar in the recipe and it was fine

IotasCat Fri 17-Oct-08 13:28:24

in fact here's a recipe that I just googled:


These biscuits have a rich coffee flavor

250 g butter
250 ml icing sugar
15 ml instant espresso coffee granules
30 ml ground espresso beans
30 ml hot water
625 ml cake flour
melted chocolate to decorate
(Makes 36)

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and icing sugar. Dissolve the coffee granules and ground beans in the hot water and cool. Add to the creamed mixture together with the flour and mix well to form a dough. Roll out to about 5 mm thick on a lightly floured surface and cut out with a round 4 cm diameter biscuit cutter. Place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 10 - 15 minutes until golden. When completely cool, drizzle with melted chocolate.

from here

CountessDracula Fri 17-Oct-08 13:31:54

if you have custard powder make these they are deeeeeeevine

IotasCat Fri 17-Oct-08 13:32:44

aha CD another recipe that uses icing sugar

Marne Fri 17-Oct-08 13:34:12

Yes you can use icing sugar, i use icing sugar for shortbread biscuits.

IotasCat Fri 17-Oct-08 13:36:01

shortbread using icing sugar

thanks Marne smile

lucysmam Fri 17-Oct-08 13:51:09

oh, I could kiss you all!


Can make biccys after picking the lo up now & munch t my hearts content!

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