Sifted Flour??? Measured Before Or After

Baking By Krista512 Updated 10 Feb 2012 , 5:48pm by kaat

Krista512 Posted 10 Feb 2012 , 5:43pm
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i have seen recipes that will call for like 5 cups of flour sifted and such. but does that mean 5 packed cups then you sift it or does it mean sift flour until you have 5 cups of flour that has already been sifted with more air in it??

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kaat Posted 10 Feb 2012 , 5:48pm
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5 cups sifted flour = sift and measure
5 cups flour, sifted = measure and sift

I wouldn't measure it packed, but spoon it into your measuring cup before sifting. This is when measurement by weight comes in handy! icon_smile.gif
HTH

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