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Old 05-13-2005, 07:35 AM   #11
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:58 AM   #12
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Personally, I hate the sift and then measure routine. You sift, and then find you either have too much or too little. Also, in my opinion, putting it back in a measure cup takes away all the beneficial aeration that the sifter added anyway.
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:40 AM   #13
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Otter, I usually sift over the measuring cup that way I don't have to put it back in.
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Old 05-13-2005, 08:54 AM   #14
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Otter, I usually sift over the measuring cup that way I don't have to put it back in.
The sifter that I have throws it too wide for the measuring cup that I normally use. I just checked, however, and I have a large measuring cup I've rarely used that might work. Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:40 AM   #15
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Otter, try using a small strainer instead of the big sifter.
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Old 05-13-2005, 11:18 AM   #16
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Otter, try using a small strainer instead of the big sifter.
Thanks, that outta work too. Soon I will be The Prince of Sifted Flour. In retrospect, I guess I really had tunnel vision before.
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Old 05-13-2005, 03:07 PM   #17
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All my cooking manuals say the same thing as crewsk and that's what I've always done. however withthe flour now, if it is to be sifted after measuring, usually with other dry ingredients I just wisk them all together and have never had a problem. If it is to sifted before measuring then I'll sift.
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:09 AM   #18
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Same with my 30+ year old manuals, Spice. My Mom's cookbook collection has a volume from 1903 that reads, "If an instruction reads 'sifted flour' then the cook should sift the flour into the required size vessel"

I have a sifter I received as a gift years ago. It has a cast metal body with a glass measuring cup that can be attached to the bottom. I think it came from Germany but I have never seen another one.
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Old 05-14-2005, 11:21 AM   #19
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Chef Wil that sounds like the perfect solution. I've never seen anyting like that. Think I"ll go surfing and see what I can find.
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