Living in rural Spain means that it is sometimes a struggle to get baking ingredients, caster and icing sugar just 2 of them.

We recently had visitors from the UK and, when discussing this, the comment was, ”make your own”.

So, for anyone out there, like me, who needs caster sugar:-

granulated sugar in a blender for about a minute gives you caster sugar.

and for icing sugar, add one teaspoon of cornflour to a cup of caster sugar and blend for about a minute.

VOILA!  You have icing sugar.

Even if you can buy caster and icing sugar, think how much cheaper granulated sugar is and how much you could save by making your own.

Thanks to for the photo.


About Living in rural Spain

I live in Andalucía in the beautiful southern part of Spain. It is the largest of the 17 regions of Spain and Andalucía is broken down into 8 provinces and I live in the province of Granada. Having lived here for more than a decade I call Spain my home. I am originally from England. I find the scenery here in Spain stunning. There are amazing sunsets and the colours of wild flowers, almond blossom and poppy fields in the Spring and trees in the area are an inspiration.

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