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To sift or not ?!

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I am wandering if there's a need to sift the flour wich comes in the 50 lbs. bags. Does the flour needs to be aerated, or its a time waste?

Thanks,
Benjamin
post #2 of 12
Yes it does need to be sifted, especially if you are making cakes and the like which suffer from over mixing. Doesn't matter as much with breads unless the flour is really old and lumpy.

There are other good reasons too. Case in point, the other week some jackass threw a handfull of rice into the pastry flour. Good thing I sifted!
post #3 of 12

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Another reason to sift would be something falling into the flour at packaging, like bolts, staples, false teeth, you get the point...
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot for the advise; now because of you I have to invest in a commercial sifter (lol):lol:
Benjamin
post #5 of 12
You'll find the investment well worth the outcome.
post #6 of 12
Agreed. You never know what you will find in your flour.
post #7 of 12
i found a frog in the flour bin! i always sift!! :crazy:
post #8 of 12
i sift 90%+ all the powders. flours/powdered sugar/ corn starch etc.
post #9 of 12
it depends on what I am making
post #10 of 12
usually I sift though
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post #12 of 12
ewww was it live or dead , that would have given you a real fright if it jumped out at you :look:
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when life hands you lemons, make lemon gelee, lemon meringue pie, or any other dessert your heart desires

www.theunknownchef.com
www.theunknownchef.co.nz
www.shoebridge.co.nz
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