measuring cup full of flour

Too much flour can cause problems in your baked goods. Baking is a science after all! Since flour has a tendency to compact over time as it sits in the supermarket and in your pantry, if you simply dip your measuring cup into the flour and scoop it out, you’ll end up with more than you should. Instead, follow these steps:

1. Fluff flour a little with a spoon.

2. Spoon flour into measuring cup until it’s overflowing.

3. Drag your finger or a butter knife across the top of the measuring cup, sweeping away the excess.

And to get even more precise, use a kitchen scale! More info on how to measure flour can be found here.