Baking Tips: Use A Tea Strainer To Sift Powdered Sugar

Baking Tips: Use A Tea Strainer To Sift Powdered Sugar

Stephanie Barlow
Aug 19, 2011

I love finishing baked goods (especially those that I'm trying to pass off as homemade) with a dusting of powdered sugar. However, in the interest of saving kitchen space, I've never purchased a small sieve for delicate projects. Instead, each time I battle with a big colander, cover my counter top with powdered sugar, and end up feeling a little less than efficient. That's when I remembered my tea strainer.

I have a cheap version from Ikea, which is basically a spherical shaped tea infuser made of stainless steel mesh. Drop in a spoonful of powdered sugar and it allows you to dust a super small area, and with minimal clean up. Works like a charm!

How do you dust baked goods with powdered sugar?

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