A Merry Christmas to you all (or Happy Hanukkah, or simply Happy Holidays!)
I had the loveliest Christmas holiday, spending two days in the mountains with our extended families, enjoying the crisp pine-scented air, and sleeping and eating way too much. One of the best things about it? I didn’t have to cook or bake. Not at all.
Having my own Bakeshop for the past two years, I’ve grown to expect gifts related to my little business- and this year, I wasn’t disappointed. Nearly everything was food-related, mostly cupcake and cookie related, and today I want to start a series of posts on some of my favorite gifts this year. Note that these are not in any particular order- I love them all. First up: the incredibly useful Progressive International 3 Cup Measuring Flour Sifter
This was one of my mother’s gifts (she always gives me several. Thanks, Mom!), and it meant so much more because I remember mentioning to her several months ago that my triple sifter had broken, and that I was using regular sieves, two of which I had already thrown away for developing large holes (death for a sieve, of course). That she remembered is truly touching. That this is a great sifter is icing on the cake.
It has a built in measuring cup, which is extremely useful- although I use it with my digital scale because I’m a staunch weigh-er. I love how you crank the handle instead of squeezing out the flour like on my previous sifter- which makes it easier on my fingers. And because of its closed, compact design, I no longer get flour everywhere in my kitchen, as I did with my regular sieves.