To sift flour without a sifter, pour the measured flour into a fine mesh strainer, and shake the strainer gently until all the flour falls through. If the flour still appears densely packed, use a whisk or fork to further aerate it.
- Prepare the work area
Gather a mixing bowl, a fine mesh strainer, flour and a fork or whisk. Place the strainer over the mixing bowl.
- Sift the flour with the strainer
Pour the flour into the strainer, leaving about 1 inch of space. Gently shake the flour until all of it has passed through the strainer.
- Finish aerating the flour
Use a fork or whisk to remove any lumps that remain in the flour.