Pearl sugar is used for decorating cakes, biscuits and buns, most notably for decorating kanelbullar (cinnamon buns). It is also sometimes called nibbed sugar or hail sugar.
Pearl sugar is a product of refined white sugar. The sugar is very coarse, hard, opaque white, and does not melt when baked.
It can be bought at specialist bakery shops, Swedish food shops and online. If you can't find any you can sprinkle normal caster sugar (superfine) sugar. It will not look as pretty but will give the crispy sugary effect.
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