I remembered my grandma having a flour shaker to evenly shake flour into her pans or on the table before kneading bread dough. No wasted tablespoons of flour for her. Flour shakers were found in all mid-twentieth century American kitchens. People had been through the Great Depression; they were not going to waste even the smallest bit of food.
Flour shakers came in many styles and sizes, but they all had fairly small holes in the top to control the amount of flour that came out.
Grandma had one with a handle that made it easy for her to grasp when her hands were wet or greasy.
|Just like Grandma's|
If you can't find an old flour shaker try making a simple one at home. Take an empty spice jar with the shaker top still intact. Fill with flour, save money and avoid wasting food. Just like Grandma!