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I was thinking of doing the brownie recipe listed in runner's world this month, or something like them, just because i'm on vacation, and they're brownies, and why not. Anyway, leaving aside the issue of how all the measurements are in grams, I was wondering if someone could tell me:<br>
1. What the heck is caster's sugar?<br>
2. What do they mean by "self-rising" flour? Is it flour with yeast or something?<br>
3. When they say to add vanilla yogurt, do they mean what i think of as yogurt or the thick greek stuff?
 

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I haven't seen the Jan issue yet (I'm assuming that's what it's from) but can try to help you with the answers based on baking knowledge:<br><br>
1. Caster Sugar is extremely fine sugar. In the States, you can find it sold as "superfine" in lots of markets, especially specialty markets. Or you can just pop regular, granulated sugar in your food processor and pulse it a bit to make the granules smaller. Don't go for confectioner's sugar, though. Although it's extremely fine, they add cornstarch to keep it from clumping.<br><br>
2. Yes, self-rising flour is flour that has a rising agent in it (not yeast). You will likely find self-rising flour in any store. Or you can use regular flour and add baking powder to it: 1 1/2 tsps per cup of flour.<br><br>
You also need to add salt if the recipe doesn't already call for it. I'm a big believer in the rule that salt brings out the sweetness in all baking. So unless there's a salty product in my recipe (e.g., creamcheese), I add about 1/2 tsp salt to a recipe that doesn't call for it. And yours probably doesn't, b/c it's usually in the self-rising flour.<br><br>
3. The yogurt is an interesting ingredient, and reminds me of the No Pudge Brownie Mix. I'm sure they mean regular yogurt or they would have specified. The Greek yogurts (I love them!) have less liquid in them.<br><br>
Have fun baking!
 

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thanks diablita. this should be interesting <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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You could use icing sugar.<br><br>
Vanilla yogurt is just that, a plain yogurt with vanilla. I think Beatrice has that, and IIRC you can get that in the states. If you don't have it, just take plain yogurt and add 1/4 tsp of vanilla and some sugar to taste.
 
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