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How to Measure Flour

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Prep Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 2 mins
Learn how to measure flour accurately for baking recipes. By using the spoon and level method, you'll get great results every time!


  • 1 cup flour


  • First, fluff up the flour in the bag or canister. Flour settles easily, becoming tightly packed inside a bag or jar. In order to make sure you're not scooping up packed flour, you should fluff it up with a spoon or fork before you measure it.
  • Spoon the flour into the measuring cup. Gently pile it in until it forms a heap above the rim of the measuring cup. Don't pack the flour down.
  • Scrape a knife across the top of the measuring cup to level the flour. This way, you'll get rid of excess flour on top of the cup without packing down the flour inside.
  • DON'T scoop the flour directly from the canister. This flour is often densely packed, so dipping the measuring cup into the bag or jar will yield too much flour nearly every time.
  • 1 cup of spooned and leveled all-purpose flour should weigh between 120 and 125 grams.