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Subbing powdered sugar for granulated?

chloe103 Nov 16, 2008 11:06 AM

Grrr. I'm out of granulated sugar, and the store near me is closed on Sundays. Will anything untoward happen if I use powdered instead of granulated sugar in a muffin recipe? I'd cut the flour back by a couple of tablespoons, as powdered sugar contains cornstarch.

Anyone tried this? Are my muffin prospects doomed until tomorrow?

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  1. roxlet Nov 16, 2008 01:00 PM

    They're doomed. Wait until you have granulated sugar, or go next door with a measuring cup and borrow some!

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    1. re: roxlet
      sarah galvin Nov 16, 2008 06:37 PM

      I agree. Granulated sugar helps to incorporate air as it is beaten with the butter or shortening.

    2. babette feasts Nov 17, 2008 01:41 AM

      If you have brown sugar, sub that instead. You can substitute equal amounts by weight or volume for granulated.

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      1. re: babette feasts
        sarah galvin Nov 17, 2008 04:07 PM

        good idea

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