Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday


It's Kitchen Tip Tuesday time at Tammy's Recipes! There are 20 great tips there, so far. Go check it out.

Here's my humble donation:

When you measure flour, always mound the flour higher than your measuring cup. Then take a knife or spatula and poke down into the cup a few times. This will help break up the clumps that occur in flour. Then take the knife and skim the side of it across the top of the cup, from side to side, so that the 'mound' falls back into the flour container. Extra flour will fall into the cup and fill any air pockets.

While we're on the subject of flour: it's a good idea to premeasure flour and dry ingredients for several recipes at a time. If you enjoy making bread, for example, the next time you measure out flour for one recipe, measure out some for a few others, too! Just put the pre-measured flour and other dry ingredients into a plastic bag and label it. This way, you get the mess out of the way all at once. And next time you want to bake, your dry ingredients are ready and waiting for you!

Hope these tips are helpful!


Heather said...

Thanks for the tip! I know I need all the help I can get in the kitchen area! Glad to see you are doing well!

happyhousewife said...

Great tip, I have occasional lumps, this sounds like it would work.

Sonshine said...

great tip! I can attest to the fact that it works, cause I do it alot--not every time but when I remember. LOL

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week!

BarbaraLee said...

Thanks for stopping by.

CC said...

great idea about pre-measuring! I hate the constant mess!

Laura said...

Great tip...sounds like with your bread baking experience recently you know a lot about flour! Good job making bread!! And, if everyone was raving about it...sounds like you did great!

We are THAT family said...

Never thought of doing it that way...thanks for the tip and for visiting my site!