Quick answer
"Caster sugar" is a noun which is often translated as "el azúcar extrafino", and "icing sugar" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la azúcar glas". Learn more about the difference between "caster sugar" and "icing sugar" below.
caster sugar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. el azúcar extrafino
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la azúcar extrafina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Cream the butter with the caster sugar until pale and smooth.Bate la mantequilla con el azúcar extrafino hasta obtener una crema blanca y suave.
If you're going to the supermarket, can you buy a packet of caster sugar?Si vas al supermercado, ¿puedes comprar un paquete de azúcar extrafina?
b. el azúcar lustre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la azúcar lustre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Caster sugar is the best for the meringues.El azúcar lustre es el mejor para los merengues.
I ran out of granulated sugar and had to sweeten my coffeee with the caster sugar.Me quedé sin azúcar granulada y tuve que endulzar el café con la azúcar lustre.
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icing sugar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. el azúcar glas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la azúcar glas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Make sure the icing sugar covers all the cake.Procura que el azúcar glas cubra toda la tarta.
b. el azúcar glasé
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la azúcar glasé
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Take the buiscuits out of the oven, let them cool down, and sprinkle them with icing sugar.Saque las galletas del horno, déjelas enfriar y espolvoréelas con azúcar glasé.
c. el azúcar en polvo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la azúcar en polvo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
For this dessert you'll need half a pound of icing sugar.Para este postre necesitarás media libra de azúcar en polvo.
d. el azúcar impalpable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la azúcar impalpable
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
I made the dough for the cake mixing flour, almonds, icing sugar and butter.Hice la masa de tarta mezclando harina, almendras, azúcar impalpable y manteca.
e. el azúcar flor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la azúcar flor
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Add the icing sugar while you whip the cream until it thickens.Agregue el azúcar flor mientras bate la crema hasta que espese.
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