Tsp Granulated vs Powdered sugar?
I've been getting into classic cocktail making and just set out to compare the amount of sugar in various methods of sweetening: sugar cubes, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, 2:1 simple syrup and 1:1 simple syrup. Where I get confused is with powdered sugar.
Google says powder sugar has 2.5g sugar per tsp, while granulated has 4g per tsp. But if I take a cup of granulated sugar and blend it into powdered, I end up with a lowr volume at the end. So shouldn't a tsp of powdered sugar have more than 4g?
Can anyone confirm my google findings?
powdered sugar AKA 10X is not 100% sugar,cornstarch is added as an anti-caking agent
when you blender mill granulated sugar you get ultra fine sugar ,ultra fine sugar plus starch is powdered sugar
ultra fine is a real plus for beverages
sugar is a modified liquid,it melts ,so if exact is the goal, a small scale is in order
Powdered sugar is generally not a good substitute for granulated or ultra fine sugar (due to the added cornstarch as lcool mentioned).