Lots of times all you need is a little flour to dust a countertop for kneading or to coat a breast of chicken. Instead of lugging out a big bag or canister, here’s what to do.

Get a large salt shaker like this or cheese shaker like this  or a large, clean spice container. Fill it with flour, and keep it in the freezer. (If you use a cheese shaker…or any container with holes larger than a salt shaker…keep it in a Ziplock bag to keep freezer-moisture out.)When you need just a little bit for dusting or coating, it’s easier to reach for the freezer-shaker instead of lugging out that sack or big container of flour. It’ll keep your pantry or cabinet free from flour spills, too.

 

 

 

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