Are you aware that there is a proper method to measuring flour? A recipe can actually have a different outcome just by the way you add your flour to the recipe.
Most people add flour by scooping it up in a measuring cup from the bag and then shaking it a little before adding it to the dish. (Don’t worry I’m just as guilty) There are two proper methods of measuring flour. The first is to get a spoon and move the flour around in the package and then with that same spoon scoop the flour into the measuring cup and then level with a knife. The other method is to measure the flour on a food scale if a recipe calls for a certain amount in grams or ounces.
I did a test to see how big of a difference measuring flour could be. I used all purpose flour and filled 1 measuring cup.
The difference of flour can have a minor or major outcome to the final product and it can also make you wonder what you did wrong. A recipe is not going to tell you how the originator measured the flour but going forward just assume that they measured it by using a spoon to scoop it into a measuring cup or by weighing it.
Other articles I found about measuring flour!