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!
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Video Credit: King Arthur Flour