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How To Measure Flour

Do you know how to measure flour? Silly question I know…but really, do you know how to measure flour?

If you are ‘baking challenged’ like I am…then please, read on. This will change your life (your ‘baking’ life that is…).

Last year I came across this post from Barbara Bakes, and I have to say…it changed my ‘baking’ life. Apparently I had not been measuring my flour properly and in result I had become very frustrated with baking over the years. Everything I baked, just didn’t come out right. Now, baking still isn’t a joy to me (I’m just more of a pinch of this, dash of that kind of cook), but I do appreciate the fact that after watching this video and really understanding the art of measuring flour properly, I know that whatever I’m baking will probably turn out much better than it used to.

Most professional bakers measure their flour by weight, but I would guess that most of us who bake at home just don’t have scales in our kitchens. King Arthur Flour has 3 simple steps to measuring flour and ensuring that your cup of flour is the proper weight of 4 1/4 ounces:

1. Using a spoon, fluff up the flour in your canister or bag before scooping.

2. Scoop out flour, using a spoon, and sprinkle into your dry-cup measure.

3. Scrape off excess flour using a straight edge (I usually use a knife).

Watch this quick instructional video, also from King Arthur Flour, (it’s just under a minute!) for a great visual on how to properly measure flour to guarantee baking success. Happy baking!

 

 

Now that you know how to measure flour, go bake up some Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites or Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!

Photo Credit: superfloss, stock.xhng

Video Credit: King Arthur Flour

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