fine mesh sieve

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by chocolatek, May 22, 2005.

  1. chocolatek

    chocolatek

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    Hi,
    What can I use instead of a fine mesh sieve for powdered sugar. I don't want to buy one right now and would like to improvise for the moment. I need the sieve for fine royla icing work. any suggestion is appreciated. :)
     
  2. jock

    jock

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    I think the only device that will do the job of a sieve is a sieve. Check the Housewares aisle in the supermarket or hardware store. You can get a real cheap one for a couple of $$$ that will do the job for you.

    Jock
     
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  3. mikdellabono

    mikdellabono

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    You could always just use a plain old piece of the wire mesh that the sieve is actually made from - or make some type of home made sieve by buying the mesh yourself.

    I think the sieve are usually between a 30x30 and a 100x100 mesh but not 100% sure.

    You can ask http://www.bwire.com and they send out 4"x4" samples that you can take a look at before you go placing a big order for something you are not 100% sure about - also peruse their website for some more information as far as mesh size and the diameter of the wire when you are ordering.

    Other than that - maybe some type of cloth filter?  Coffee filter of some sort?  I am not really sure what alternative you have to just plain old wire mesh and wire cloth sieves.
     
  4. berndy

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    There are flour sifters available and they should do the job