A few weeks ago I attended my daughter’s birthday surprise Baking Party with Francine Bryson, first runner up of the American Baking Competition. Francine shared a couple of tips that I’ve implemented into my baking, and one of them is the addition of a flour jar with a sifting/shaker lid on top. It’s helpful to have a jar like this filled with flour for:
- Adding a little bit of flour to the counter before rolling out dough
- Sprinkling in flour to sauces or gravies
Any time you need just a little flour, this is the perfect container to grab. I was thrilled to find this jar at a little shop near me for only $5. The lid is metal with three openings – one for pouring, one for sifting out smaller amounts and also one for sifting larger amounts. I love it because when I need flour at those times, my hands are usually a mess, so if I go to the canister to get the flour, I lift the lid with my messy hands and add flour to the lid, the counter and possibly the floor!
For those in my area, I got this in Jonesborough at a great new shop called, Type A. It’s adorable with all kinds of fun merchandise that you need to check out! If you’re not from here, any kind of jar with a shaker lid will work. Those tall jars that many put confectioners sugar in would work well, too.
Another tip Francine gave was to crack your eggs on a flat surface, rather than the edge of your bowl. That edge causes the egg shell to push into the inside of the egg, then fall into your bowl! That makes complete sense; why didn’t I think of that before?
What helpful tool or tip could you share?