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Types of Sugars

Here is a list of suggestions for types of sugars, as well as some translations.

ProductSubstitute /German NameInformationPicture
Castor Sugar / Strooi suikerder Streuzucker or Feinster Backzucker. Caster or Castor sugar is finely ground granulated sugar. It’s also called superfine sugar. It dissolves more easily. It is not as fine as confectioners’ sugar. Granulated sugar will usually work just fine as a caster sugar alternative. TIP: Caster sugar can be made at home by processing granulated sugar in a food processor for a few seconds. However, one cup of granulated sugar does not equal one cup of caster sugar.

1 cup of caster sugar = 225g
1 cup of granulated sugar = 220g
Icing Sugar / versiersuikerder PuderzuckerExtra finely ground refined sugar. It is used to make icing, dusting and decorating cakes, pastries and desserts.
Preserving sugarGelierzuckerConsists of sugar, pure pectin (e.g. apple pectin) and citric or tartaric acid. It gives jams, marmalades and jellies full aroma, perfect sweetness and a long shelf life. There are three types of preserving sugar: Preserving sugar 1:1 is used for preserving jams and jellies. Preserving sugar 2:1 is used for less sweet fruit spreads in a 2:1 ratio, i.e. two parts fruit are boiled with one part sugar. Preserving sugar 3:1 for fruit spreads is used in a 3:1 ratio, i.e. three parts fruit and one part sugar
Canning sugarEinmachzucker
Has somewhat coarser crystals. Because these dissolve more slowly when they are boiled, there is less unwanted foam when preserving jams and compotes.
Sugar cubesWürfelzucker
Sugar cubes
is sugar that is moistened and pressed into molds and then dried. Sugar cubes are easy to dose and quickly dissolve in hot drinks.
Sugarloaf or coneZuckerhut
In the sugar loaf, the sugar is pressed into a cone. It is particularly popular in the cold season for punch or Feuerzangenbowle.
Crystal sugarHagelzuckerConsists of particularly coarse-grained, granulated sugar. It is particularly suitable for decorating tea and coffee biscuits, yeast plaits and Christmas baked goods, as well as sprinkling on biscuits.
Brown SugarBrauner Zuckerrefers to different types of sugar that have their brown color in common. For example, brown sugar can be derived from brown candy syrup, where caramel and browning agents enhance flavor.
Rock sugarKandiszuckeris obtained in various sizes from pure sugar solutions through slow crystallization. White candy is made from light sugar syrup and brown from a caramelized sugar syrup. It is available in different forms: white rock candy, brown rock candy, Kluntje, crust or stick rock candy, crumbly or crumbly rock candy. Rock candy is mainly used to sweeten tea. Depending on the variety and taste, it can also be used excellently in the production of liqueurs, rum pot or grog and punch.

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