Maybe you know what a sifter is…maybe you don’t. If you don’t, well here is the definition. Sifter (n) : a household sieve that separates the fine from the coarse particles. Exciting, huh?
I personally have only sifted once in my life and it was because the shortbread cookies called for “sifted flour.” If my Grandma wasn’t there in the kitchen with me I probably would have skipped over that step and been like “LaLaLa…I didn’t read that” but Grandma was adamant that “I sift the flour.” So of course I did. I mean, she’s my Grandma. When she tells me to sift. I sift.
The result? Shortbread cookies to die for
The thing about sifting that baffles me is that most flour comes pre-sifted but sometimes the recipe calls for sifting no matter what. I guess it’s a good thing Hallie got three sifters. Sometimes you just need to sift the flour itself, other times (more complicated times) you need to sift together a mixture of things. (e.g. flour, salt, and cornstarch.) Putting it all together in a bowl and stirring it with a spoon just wouldn’t do. YOU MUST SIFT!
So Katie and I started thinking of t-shirt ideas in regards to sifting.
Our favorite: “I’m Married But I Still Sift In Three Sizes.”
Crate and Barrel boxes – check.
Tea Cup – check.
Flowered couch – check.
Umbrella – check.
Why the umbrella? Well, it was placed by the presents in light of the “shower.”