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How to Break Your Bad Cooking Habits (Page 2)

Bad habit #1: You dip and sweep the flour

Bad habit #1: You dip and sweep the flour

When measuring flour, plenty of people fill their measuring cup by dipping it into the bag, leveling it off and dumping it into the bowl. This is a common mistake. Here’s why it doesn’t work: The dipping motion packs the flour into the cup, giving you more than you really need. The result? Dense baked goods.

How to do it right: The correct way to measure flour is scooping it lightly into the measuring cup with a spoon and leveling it off at the top.

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Bad habit #2: You cook or store acidic food in reactive pans »


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