it call for something you can’t do in your kitchen.
The sifter is a tool that used to be a staple item
in all kitchens, and is rare to find anymore.
If you have a recipe calling for sifted dry ingredients,
there is a reason. Sifting lightens the flour, mixes
the dry ingredients more thoroughly, and affects
the final texture of your baked goods.
I still own and use this old copper sifter that my mother used
when I was growing up, and still remember to never, ever
wash it in water because the mesh will rust! But if you
don’t have a sifter in your kitchen, grab a whisk, run it
around through your dry ingredients, and you
can emulate the same action as a sifter.
Have fun with your next baking project!