Measuring Flour: Did You Know?

29 Apr

Did you know that there is a correct way to measure flour? Baking is a science and requires precise amounts of each ingredient. Deviating from the requested amount may cause undesired results.

To correctly measure flour, follow these three easy steps:

  1. Using a spoon, scoop flour out of its container.
  2. Pour the flour from the spoon into the desired measuring cup, filling it completely. Don’t pack the flour in!
  3. Using the back, flat edge of a knife or other flat tool, scrape off the excess flour from the top of the measuring cup (shown below).

Measuring Flour

Voila! You have exactly the amount of flour you need.

One Response to “Measuring Flour: Did You Know?”

  1. Angela May 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Several decades ago, my Great Grandmother taught us girls that when you measure the flour, We needed to “Put back into the Pot”. Meaning you always put back a pinch of whatever you were measuring. That way there would always be some for the next time.
    To this day, I always put just a dab back into the container. “Just for the next time”. (-:

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