Sanding Sugar is a very important ingredient in baking, not only for its power to sweeten yummy desserts, but also for its ability to help get a lovely rise in yeasted breads and rolls. Most of the time when you hear the word sugar, you think of the four and five pound bags often found in local grocery stores.
This type of sugar is used primarily for making baked goods and sweetening up teas and coffees. It may also be used as an added dash of sweetener to bowls of cereal or oatmeal in the morning, or as a tasty topping on a batch of fresh strawberries. Really, there is no end to the uses of sugar!
Sanding sugar can have large or fine crystals—both types reflect light and give the product a sparkling appearance.
- It is used mainly in baking and confectionery as a sprinkle on top of baked goods (often in fun colors!).