How To: Sift Without a Sifter

December 27th, 2005

The purpose of sifting is to make sure your measurements match the recipes’ measurements. Sifting puts air back into the substance, which has usually been packed in the process of packaging and moving. Take, for instance, flour: Take your measuring device you plan to use and loosen the flour by scooping some up and pouring it back in the bag a few times. Measure out how much you need and place in the bowl, proceed by whisking the flour in the bowl for a minute. It will be sufficiently aired. Another option is to spoon (with a teaspoon) the flour into your measuring cup until it is full, and proceed with the whisking.

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  • 1. MRS. T. Montgomery  |  November 23rd, 2006 at 2:56 am

    thanks very helpful.

  • 2. harwin  |  December 12th, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    Mmm… Good post :) Will watch your blog

  • 3. Mandi  |  May 9th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you so much for this advice! I needed sifted flour fast and, well, I didn’t have a sifter. You’re a lifesaver.

  • 4. Lisa  |  May 24th, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks me too!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5. Mike  |  November 11th, 2007 at 9:50 am

    ME too too!!! Thanks, time for pancakes

  • 6. Julie  |  December 21st, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    I was getting ready to make a new kind of
    Christmas cookie,but didn’t have a sifter. This was tip was very helpful! Thank you.

  • 7. Anonymous  |  April 13th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    awesome, can’t wait to try it!

  • 8. Anonymous  |  July 26th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    what happen how do i sift?

  • 9. Anonymous  |  September 14th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    awesome. thanks so much.

  • 10. AlexeyZ  |  November 21st, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    ????))

  • 11. Alexey747  |  November 21st, 2008 at 7:25 pm

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  • 12. str  |  November 21st, 2008 at 9:32 pm

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  • 13. alex-grig  |  November 21st, 2008 at 10:54 pm

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  • 14. Frants  |  November 22nd, 2008 at 12:47 am

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  • 15. Alex_MAG  |  November 22nd, 2008 at 2:10 am

    ha ))

  • 16. nEcroS  |  November 22nd, 2008 at 3:58 am

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  • 18. michelle  |  December 19th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    thanks so very much!! i had no clue how to sift flour & i definitely don’t think i own a sifter. this post helped a lot :) thank you.

  • 19. jtay1966  |  December 23rd, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I wasn’t for sure if I was remembering the correct way to sift flour. your web site was my confirmation. Thanks

  • 20. Rae  |  February 21st, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Thanks so much. I cannot find a fully stainless steel sifter and needed another way…

  • 21. Renee  |  April 3rd, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Thanks so much for this post! I am trying to bake a cake from scratch (not my area of expertise!) and I don’t own a sifter! I can’t wait to try this and see how it works :)

    Renee

  • 22. Chloe  |  July 16th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Hi this should be quite helpful i dont usualy bake but i am making a very easy apple crisp. I hope that this works. :)

    :D

  • 23. steph  |  August 11th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    hey!! this was helpful, my piece of crap sifter broke on me so i had no idea how else to sift. hahaha

  • 24. Cait  |  December 16th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Hey, thanks for the tip! I’m trying to make
    Chistmas cookies and no sifter in sight! Thank u
    once again :)

  • 25. Priscilla  |  October 10th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you! I do not want to go spend $10 on a sifter if I do not have to!

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