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Do I have to sift the flour before I use it?

How much of a difference does it make to sift the flour? Are you supposed to measure before sifting or after?
Submitted by spoiled-melissa

In our recipes we do not sift all-purpose flour. To measure, spoon through it lightly in its container, lightly spoon it into a dry measuring cup, then level the top with a straight-edged tool. We also do not sift cake flour in our recipes, measuring it as above. An exception to this is angel food cake, where we do sift it with powdered sugar to lighten it for this very light-textured cake. For this cake we would measure as above after sifting it, then we sift it with the powdered sugar.

Answered by BHGFood

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