I like to use the ingredients that a recipe actually calls for (novel idea, right?) but sometimes to buy those ingredients at the store makes a recipe cost-prohibitive. Enter cake flour. Regardless of the fact that I didn’t use to know that cake flour even existed, I didn’t want to spend the money to buy yet another specialty flour. How to solve the problem? Make it myself! And with regular pantry staples to boot. Win.
What you need:
- 1 c. all-purpose flour measured, then remove 2 T. (then equal to 1 7/8 c.)
- 2 T. cornstarch
Time: 5 minutes
Freezeable: I suppose, but I usually just make as much cake flour as I need for the recipe I’m making
Serves: Makes 1 c. cake flour
Multiplying the recipe: Yes, multiply by however many cups of cake flour you need for your recipe.
Combine flour and cornstarch. Sift 5 times. Done!