Monday, July 4, 2011

How to: Make Cake Flour

Ever find yourself in one of those situations where you've got all the ingredients for the cake recipe laid out, you're under a time limit and this cake is something that's meant to be super special, so no shortcuts. But there it is... the ingredient you immediately skipped over because of course you have flour, who doesn't. But cake flour is what the recipe calls for. And now you're stuck. Run out again for that one (expensive) ingredient or just do without and pray that it's still as light and fluffy as it would've been with the correct ingredient.

Well the next time you find yourself stuck in a rut like that, don't panic. Because you too can save some money and make your own cake flour from all purpose. And all you need is a sifter, corn starch and all purpose flour. It's as easy as pie.

1. For every 1 cup of all purpose flour, take out 2 tablespoons and replace with 2 tablespoons of corn starch. Sift well a few times.

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