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How to Measure Flour

Tips for Measuring Flour Accurately

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Measuring Flour

Measuring Flour

Diana Rattray
Here are two methods for measuring flour. I routinely use the dip and sweep method, but I add a note to the recipe if I use spoon and sweep.

Spoon and Sweep

1. Stir the flour before scooping.

2. Scoop flour with a spoon and add to the cup (without compressing) until it's overflowing.

3. Level with the handle of a wooden spoon or a flat spatula blade or handle.

You should have about 4 1/2 ounces for each cup of flour.

If you scoop the flour out with the measuring cup, it will probably weigh 1/4 to 1/2 ounce more, because it will likely be more packed.

Dip and Sweep or Scoop and Sweep

1. Stir the flour before scooping.

2. Scoop flour with the measuring cup to overflowing.

3. Level with the handle of a wooden spoon or a flat spatula blade or handle.

You should have about 5 ounces for each cup of flour.

 

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