To sift or not to sift? That is my question.
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To sift or not to sift? That is my question.
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Do you sift all-purpose f lour every time before measuring and baking? Or does it depend on what you are making? Would love your comments and opinions.
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Re: To sift or not to sift? That is my question.

posted at 12/4/2012 1:23 AM EST
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When I use Swan Down Cake Flour to bake I sift once. When I use  White Lily, King Arthur, Gold Medal flour etc for baking I sift twice. It makes a difference in the texture.

Re: To sift or not to sift? That is my question.

posted at 12/4/2012 8:32 AM EST
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In Response to Re: To sift or not to sift? That is my question.:
Just thinking. Do you mean measure, then sift? Or, do you mean sift, then measure? That would make a difference in the amount of flour. Some recipes give 2 sets of measurements - cups and weight.
Posted by Jean M


I usually go by the directions.
If the recipe says
2 Cups flour sifted...I measure 2 cups then sift.
If the recipe says
2 cups sifted flour...I sift then measure 2 cups.

Sifted or not I "fluff" the flour as I measure it so it is not packed in the measuring cup.
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