my whipping cream pound cake recipe calls for a sifter, but I don't own one. What can I use to sift my cake flour?? HELP!

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nutcakes
nutcakes December 30, 2010

Do you have a mesh sieve? I use that and a whisk for sifting.

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser December 30, 2010

If you want to really cheat, whisk the flour in the bag or canister before measuring. Just be sure to "dip and sweep" when measuring so you don't compact the flour you've just whisked!

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Homemadecornbread
Homemadecornbread December 30, 2010

I don't even use a whisk - I just tap the rim of the sieve against the palm of my hand. Easy and works like a charm.

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TopChef8682
TopChef8682 December 30, 2010

all I have is the whisk. No mesh nothing. Am I up the creek w/o a paddle?! Lol may have to go buy one

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spiffypaws
spiffypaws December 30, 2010

Fluff it up real good with a fork or, in a pinch I've used a colander.

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amysarah
amysarah December 30, 2010

No, you're not up the creek without a paddle - in fact, a whisk works much better than a paddle for sifting anyway ;-)

Seriously, I regularly dump flour in a bowl and whisk it instead of sifting - no mesh sieve or sifter involved at all. Then, as Amanda said, dip and sweep to measure. It works fine.

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Kayb
Kayb December 30, 2010

I use my all-purpose handled strainer/sieve, but the whisk, or a fork, in a pinch, works fine. I'm gradually learning to convert all my recipes to weight, anyway; a cup is not a cup is not a cup.

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