Pamela - from Phoenix, AZ
We get this question a lot, and it can be confusing! If you are told to sift the flour before the word “flour”, then you should sift the flour before measuring. If the recipe states an amount of flour, then says sifted (e.g. 1/4 cup flour, sifted), you should measure the flour (1/4 cup in this example), then sift that flour.