One cup of homemade self-rising flour is easily made with all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. This recipe is a keeper for all of us who enjoy baking with all-purpose flour and self-rising flour.
Recently, I needed the self-rising flour to use in a recipe and didn’t have any. So, I made some homemade self-rising flour and that’s the inspiration for this recipe.
DISCLAIMER: NOT sponsored. Pictured ingredients are personal favorites I purchased and used to make this recipe.
Unbleached flour and all-purpose flour can be used interchangeably. When a recipe calls for 1 cup of self-rising flour, simply add 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
What’s the difference between bleached and unbleached flour?
Bleached flour is a blend of hard and soft wheat appropriate for all uses. Flour is bleached to improve color and baking performance.
What is the best way to store all-purpose and self-rising flour?
Store flour in an airtight container. Keep in a cool dry place away from heat. For maximum shelf life, store flour in refrigerator or freezer.
Should flour be sifted before use?
Sift with sifter and spoon into measuring cup to get the correct amount required in a recipe.
NOT sifting will produce too much flour which makes baked goods thick and dry.
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When a recipe calls for self-rising flour, simply add 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to every 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
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How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.