Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
|French to English translations [PRO]|
|French term or phrase: sucre cristall|
|Again, an ingredient in the source material used to make pulled sugar flowers:|
Is this just ordinary granulated sugar or do I need to be more specific here?
Thanks in advance,
|English translation:crystal sugar / rock sugar|
crystal sugar gets about 4000 hits on Google. Think its probably an American thing! One of the sites below suggests its synonymous with rock sugar, so this may also be an option.
Ancient India's Contribution to - Production Technology
... in India the process of crystallisation of sugar was known as Sphatika-rupena-dhanikru,
in which Sphatika means 'crystal', rupena means 'to form' and Kru in ...
www.hindubooks.org/sudheer_birodkar/india_contribution/prod... - 78k - Cached - Similar pages
Tea Accessories - Rock Sugar (Crystal Sugar)
... Crystal Sugar. The ideal sweetener for fine Tea, ... 1 lb. White Crystal Sugar $4.25
Add Item to Basket. 1 lb. Brown Crystal Sugar $4.25 Add Item to Basket. ...
www.specialteas.com/mystore/accsugar.html - 6k - Cached - Similar pages
Venus Sugar Ltd. manufacturer of white crystal sugar in ...
Venus Sugar Ltd. manufacturer of white crystal sugar
in India. Country/Region: India. Category ...
www.asiannet.com/asia/page1/in338.htm - 2k - Cached - Similar pages
Crystal Sugar: Pest Alert
www.crystalsugar.com/agronomy/rmaggot.html - 1k - Cached - Similar pages
Selected response from:
Local time: 17:00
|Thanks to all for the suggestions. I've opted for "fine crystal sugar" in the end.|
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
7 mins confidence: 10 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +1 30 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
super-fine (or) fine granulated sugar/sand sugar/fructose/fruit sugar
I presume it would have to be fine and quick disolving which leads me to discount rock sugar and lean towards a fine granulated sugar or even fruit sugar. Your recipe instructions may give some indication of what kind of sugar they mean. I found "sand(ing) sugar" for cookie decoration, but I've never heard of it before. Could that be what they use? I'd opt for super-fine or fine granulated sugar and send a translator's note:
Cookies and Cookie Making
sucre cristallisé s PROPOSAL,MASC
Cookies and Cookie Making
sanding sugar s CORRECT
sand sugar s CORRECT
CONT - The availability and uses of various types of sugars, other nutritive sweeteners, and non-nutritive sweeteners are discussed. The various forms of sugar include fine granulated ("regular"), sugar cubes, super-fine, Baker's special (large baking operations), sanding (cookie and cake decoration), turbinado (unrefined), powdered ("confectioners", of different grades), and brown (light and dark). Other nutritive sweeteners include honey (the oldest known), molasses (a by-product of cane and beet sugar), and corn syrup. Non-nutritive sweeteners discussed are saccharin (the oldest) and aspartame. s
OBS - Data Base Biosis. s
fructose s CORRECT,MASC
OBS - (...) Chimie : sucre cétonique (...) Le fructose est un cétohexose, connu sous les deux formes optiquement actives et sous la forme racémique. s
OBS - Dans les listes d'ingrédients qui figure sur les étiquettes des produits alimentaires contenant des édulcorants, Consommation et Corporation Canada dans son communiqué no 46 du 8 mars, 1985, recommande d'employer : "le nom usuel "fructose" pour désigner le fructose dans sa forme cristalline pure." s
fructose s CORRECT
OBS - ... a ketose sugar (...) known in levorotatory, dextrorotatory, and racemic forms (...) [Q 6389] s
OBS - When listing ingredients on labels of foods containing added sweetening agents, Consumer and Corporate Affairs Canada, in communiqué no. 46 dated March 8, 1985, recommends: "the common name "fructose" to identify only the pure crystalline form of fructose." s
|Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)|31 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
I would use the term crystal rather than granulated sugar. Superfine and castor sugar are also ok.
(makes 1 lb)
3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
2 tsp vinegar
3 drops essence of peppermint
3 or 4 drops red food coloring
Confectioners' sugar (i.e., powdered sugar)
Combine sugar, water, corn syrup and vinegar in small heavy pan.
Place over low heat, and stir gently until sugar dissolves. Bring
to a boil, cover, and cook 2-4 minutes or until all sugar crystals
have melted down from sides of pan. (Unmelted sugar will prevent
canes from hardening.) Uncover and cook at a low boil, without
stirring, until 270 F (hard ball). Grease a marble slab, large
baking pan or cookie sheet with plenty of mineral oil. Carefully
pour about 2/3s of mixture onto oiled surface, leaving rest in pan
on warm stove (but with heat off). Sprinkle peppermint onto surface
of poured candy mixture, and, with an oiled spatula, begin folding
all sides into the center; continue to turn and fold until glassy
and cool enough to pick up. Oil hands with mineral oil and stretch
cooled candy, pulling it out slowly until about 14 inches long and
then fold it back on itself. Continue until candy is opaque, creamy
and holds a shape at the ends. (This should be done in a fairly
warm place.) Pull into long strips ca 1/2 inch in diameter, and
cut into desired lengths with oiled scissors. Add red coloring to
remaining syrup, stir well, and pour thin streams of red mixture
on each side of pulled candy strip. Twist together rope-fashion
and form canes. Roll in mixture of confectioners' sugar and
cornstarch and let dry overnight. Shake off excess sugar and starch
in the morning.
www.sugarindia.com/confectioner.asp; www.sugarindia.com/castor_sugar.asp; www.sugarindia.com/icing_sugar.a
|Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)|1 hr confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
I agree with the Mary and Deb above (and should be crystal with Mary's comment - sorry!)
Just a bit more to confirm:
"Crystal and coloured sugars are coarsely granulated sugars. Crystal sugar comes on coarse and medium granulations... These sugars are used for decorating."
I am an avid baker, and this comes from my baking "Bible" for the holidays!!
Rose's Christmas Cookies
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 54
|Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)|
Return to KudoZ list
KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.
Search millions of term translations