Sugar is not only meant to make things sweet. It can even be used in decorating and more.
The following are some functions of sugar that you may not have heard of.
Sugar affects the rate of fermentation reactions, also adds sweetness and flavor.
Because of the way sugar caramelizes when heated, sugar also promotes browning of baked goods.
The sugar essentially serves as a cushion between the bubbles which stabilizes the egg foam.
Sugar also serves to help reduce gluten development and tenderize baked goods.
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