Making gelato--how important is superfine sugar?
- kattyeyes Jan 27, 2009 07:55 AM
Hi, it's my maiden voyage making chocolate gelato. I found a thread here re superfine sugar, but it focused on baking. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/462459
How important to the recipe is it to send my sugar through the blender? I couldn't find superfine in 2 stores this a.m.
I plan to make Chocolate Gelato No. 2:
It doesn't matter at all, as it's going to dissolve when you cook the base. Superfine will dissolve a bit easier, but it's not worth the extra cost in my book.
Just keep in mind that as jsaimd said, it's going to measure differently. Weights would be extremely helpful to have here.
And yes, assuming you have a decent food processor/blender, you should be able to make it at home. At least according to Alton Brown.
Thanks, everyone. Yes, Alton Brown is right (I found that tidbit elsewhere before everyone chimed in). Gave the sugar a little spin in the blender and voila--superfine. The gelato is now in the machine...just 10 minutes to go. The recipe is above if you'd like to give it a try. From licking the bowls along the way, I know this is going to be amazing. :)
I never purchase superfine. Since it does dissolve smoother, I run normal granulated sugar in the blender for a few seconds. Superfine!