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Thursday, February 20, 2014

kitchen basics: how to make cake flour

next in our kitchen basics series, we're taking a look at cake flour.  cake flour lightens cakes and makes them super soft and delicious.  there is usually a box of cake flour on hand in my kitchen.  however, it always seems that when i find a recipe that calls for cake flour, i'm all out.  luckily there's an easy way to make cake flour.  you only need two ingredients: all-purpose flour and cornstarch.

measure out 1 cup of all-purpose flour.  remove 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour and put them back in your flour container.  replace the 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.  sift the all-purpose flour and the cornstarch together 5 times.  this will incorporate the cornstarch into the flour and aerate the flour.  voila!  homemade cake flour!

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are there any kitchen tips/tricks that you would like to learn?  leave a comment or send me an email to let me know what you would like to see next in the kitchen basics series.

happy cooking!
love, laurie

1 comment:

ma pa camlet said...

Good Tip, I just went out and bought cake flour. It does seem like when you need cake flour you never have any on hand.