Homemade Self-Rising Flour is easy to make with just three ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
This recipe is a keeper for all of us who use all-purpose flour and self-rising flour as ingredients in favorite recipes.
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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.
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 for each 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
Bleached flour is a blend of hard and soft wheat appropriate for all uses. It’s bleached to improve color and baking performance.
What is the best way to store flour, cornmeal and sugar?
Store packaged products in an airtight container. Keep in a cool dry place away from heat.
For maximum shelf life, empty each dry ingredient into a large freezer bag. Write the name of the ingredient on the outside of the bag. Store in refrigerator. Stays fresher longer in my opinion.
FLOUR MEASURING TIPS
Always sift flour before spooning into a measuring cup. Un-sifted flour is heavy. It will cause baked dishes to be thick, dry, and inedible.
It is VERY important to sift flour before spooning into a measuring cup. This is how the correct amount is obtained for a recipe.
Always remember: un-sifted flour causes baked goods like biscuits, cakes, cookies, cornbread, etc. to be thick, dry, and not suitable for eating.
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If baking powder has been sitting in your pantry for awhile, test before using to make sure it is active. Learn how to do it by clicking here.
When a recipe calls for self-rising flour, simply add 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt for each 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
Keep this helpful information handy. Good to know!
How To Read & Follow A Recipe: Tips for Beginners
Reading a recipe is an important life skill that requires properly reading a recipe’s ingredients, and instructions. Plus, knowing how to prep ingredients and what equipment to use.
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 entire recipe so you understand it and to make sure you have each ingredient.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitute.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watching a video tutorial is a great way 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. Helps you make sure you have each ingredient and avoid accurately following instructions.
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.