Do you use flour to roll your dough? I didn’t use it until recently because I didn’t want to add any extra flour that would make my dough tough. But I discovered this sifter in my cabinet while spring cleaning and decided it would make a perfect flour sifter for cookies.My grandmother bought this fine mesh shaker for me a long time ago. I used it for things like cinnamon and sugar and powdered sugar but, never thought about using it for flour. Thank goodness for spring cleaning because I found it stuffed in the back of my spice rack cabinet. I thought I would give it a try and I was very happy with the results.
It works great because it gives you full control over how much flour you “shake” onto your mat. I don’t want much at all! As a matter of fact, I sprinkled more than I actually use so it would show in this photo. This is the only flour sifter I have used that will allow a super fine layer of flour so my dough doesn’t become tough. The fine mesh allows you to have a very fine layer of flour sprinkled onto your mat.
If you want to see how I roll out my dough, click here. I still do it the same way but, now I use a little flour to help remove the shapes after they are cut out. I found it is faster and I don’t worry as much about breaking the shapes as I try to remove them for the rest of the dough. I always freeze my dough slightly before I cut my shapes which can make them a little easier to break. I like this method because I don’t distort the shapes when picking them up to place them on the baking sheet.
Anyhow, this handy dandy little flour sifter is my new favorite thing for baking and I wanted to share it with all of you.