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Glossary (talk like a chef): "Sieving"

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To sieve means to pass a powder through a strainer with a fairly close mesh, to ensure that there is only a fine powder and no bits or lumps.

Example: "Sieving icing sugar."
Meaning: Tip the icing sugar into a sieve, then shake it until all the sugar falls through directly onto where it is to be used.

Note: "sieving" is not the same as passing through a sieve.

Recipes which use this word: 16, of which:
Toasted almond cakeChestnut cakeVanilla sugarFinger biscuitsSpecial small breads
Toasted almond cakeChestnut cakeVanilla sugarFinger biscuitsSpecial small breads

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