December 27th, 2005
The purpose of sifting is to make sure your measurements match the recipesâ€™ 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.