Rinsing Pasta, Sifting Out Flour, And Other 7 Grandmas' Lifehacks That Should Not Be Used Anymore
January 16, 2018 11:36
We do not live in antiquity, and we have all the achievements of the modern science and technology at our disposal. So why do we still opt for something old and then resent that it doesn't work? Yes, there’s a good argument: "Our mothers and grandmothers did that…" It sounds familiar, doesn't it? Of course, grandmas need to be respected, but they lived in completely different conditions. Here are some of the pieces of advice that should not be followed anymore.
1. Sifting out flour
Putting flour through a sieve is done for two purposes: to remove lumps and to saturate flour with oxygen. Indeed, in the last century, it made sense. But nowadays, when you buy flour, it is already sifted. And there’s no need to saturate it. Just imagine, you have aerated your flour and then mix it with water. All the oxygen just goes away! Instead, what you should do is to knead your dough to make it fluffier.