Now that the holiday season is upon us, I'm sure you've stocked your pantry with fresh ingredients. You've thrown out the old flour and spices, renewed your stock of baking powder and baking soda. How about chocolate? I'm sure you'll want the very best and freshest. O.K. let's say you've cleaned the pantry and stocked up, but you forgot to buy fresh cake flour. Lots of holiday recipes call for cake flour rather than all purpose flour, but don't worry. Today's Tuesday Tip is How to Make Cake Flour at Home.
Love this wonderful retro advertisement that offers up the recipe (without the sifting).
How to Make Cake Flour at Home
In a cup measure, add 2 Tbsp cornstarch, then fill cup up with flour. So basically for every cup of flour, you take out two Tbsp of the flour and add 2 Tbsp cornstarch. Sift before adding to your other ingredients. I actually sift several times for better aeration. Or measure out a cup of all purpose flour and take out 2 Tbsp, then add 2 Tbsp cornstarch. And, you thought math wasn't important? LOL!
Want to buy the best cake flour? I like King Arthur Flour's cake flour. It's unbleached flour.