Where Can I Buy Caster Sugar and Dessicated Coconut?

What are these ingredients? I have not heard of them, and can I buy them at a supermarket?

By Jeannette B.

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July 29, 20110 found this helpful

"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.

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July 29, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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August 1, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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August 1, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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August 1, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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August 1, 20110 found this helpful

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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