sift


To pass dry ingredients through a fine-mesh sifter so any large pieces can be removed. Sifting also incorporates air to make ingredients (such as powdered sugar or flour) lighter.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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