Simple Sifting

I have a recipe for angel food cake that is out of this world. However, it calls for sifting the cake flour and sugar 8 to 10 times—a time-consuming and messy process. Is it possible to do this in a blender or food processor? —P.S. Monrovia, Indiana

We do not recommend using a food processor or blender to sift ingredients. Sifting is important for angel food cakes because it separates and aerates the flour, allowing it to mix more evenly with the liquid ingredients. If you don't own a sifter, use a fine sieve instead. Gently tap the edge of the sieve to sift the flour into a bowl.