The Best Way to Sift Powdered Sugar
A fine-mesh strainer and a light touch are all you need for perfectly coated confections.
Hold a fine-mesh strainer in one hand and gently tap its side with a finger from the opposite hand. (Do not shake the strainer itself; this will produce heavy spots.) Move the sieve over the next area to be covered and repeat.
For attractive, evenly coated results, the lightest possible touch is a must when dusting desserts with confectioners’ sugar.