What are these ingredients? I have not heard of them, and can I buy them at a supermarket?
By Jeannette B.
"Caster sugar" is what we in the US call powdered sugar. Dessicated coconut is dried, unsweetened coconut shreds. Dried coconut in the US is usually sweetened, so you would probably need to look for it in some sort of specialty store.
I'm sorry, but Caster/Castor Sugar is not powdered sugar, it is a superfine sugar. Yes it can be bought in local stores but you can also make it yourself by grinding reg sugar into finer by using a food processor or a blender. Good luck.
Dessicated coconut is ground, dried and unsweetened coconut that is found in Asian stores, particularly if they sell East Indian groceries. It is quite different from "Bakers" angel flake coconut.
Unsweetened coconut can sometimes be found in the freezer section at grocery stores, usually with the frozen fruit. As stated by a previous poster, caster sugar is not powdered sugar. I have never seen it in grocery stores in the U.S. bit it's used a lot in England.
No. Caster sugar is not powdered sugar. Powdered sugar contains cornstarch. Caster sugar is simply white sugar ground a little finer than regular white sugar. You can make it by measuring the amount of sugar you want and running it through your food processor for a few minutes.
I have bought dessicated coconut from a cake decorator supply store. It is often used in candy making. So anywhere that would sell that type of item is where you will most likely find it. Castor sugar is what you get before your white sugar becomes powdered sugar. If you leave the blender on too long, you have powdered sugar!
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