What is a triple sifter?

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  1. nutcakes

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    I need to follow a recipe exactly and use a triple sifter. What is it? I usually use a mesh strainer and a whisk. Don't have room for any more equipment I'm not likely to need often. Thanks.
     
  2. m brown

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    It's a fine mesh tami or sifter (very small holes in the mesh about 30-60 holes per inch).
    You could sift twice with a regular sifter for extra aeration.
    What is the recipe? Knowing the context would help us help you. [​IMG]
     
  3. nutcakes

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    Sorry to leave out the context....it is for an Angel Food cake.
     
  4. m brown

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    just sift in a regular sifter twice or three times to get the flour aerated. you can also sift the sugar added with the flour.
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    fold gingerly and gently to get the most out of your angel food!
    don't grease the pans.
    avoid snow in your whites by adding 75% of the sugar to the whites along with cream of tartar, whip to medium firm peaks then fold in the flour and remaining sugar.


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