Learn how to measure flour the right way and avoid common baking mistakes! An easy-to-follow simple guide for bakers of all skill levels yielding amazing results every time!
Prep Time: 2minutes
Total Time: 2minutes
Measuring cups for dry ingredients
Measuring spoons for dry ingredients
Digital scale , optional
2cupsFlour, any type
How to Measure Flour by Hand
Stir the jar of flour to get rid of any settling and make the flour light and airy for proper measuring.
Holding the measuring cup out of the jar, use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup. Once full, take the back of a knife and level the top of the cup off, getting rid of any excess flour.
How to Measure Flour with a Scale
Turn on the scale, place your empty mixing bowl on the scale, and set it to “0” (zero) or Tare. This tells the scale to no longer account for the weight of the bowl.
Scoop flour directly into the mixing bowl until the scale reads the amount of flour needed.
Then add to the recipe you are using as instructed in the recipe.
Shortcut: If you don't have a spoon, knife or scale or are in a rush, you can scoop the flour into the measuring cup but make sure to shake off about 1/8" of the flour from the top back into the jar. This is not as accurate but this way works well in a pinch.
How to Measure Flour by I Heart Naptime.
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