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Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

I bought a 5 lb. bag of self-rising flour and don't know what to do. It has baking powder in it, so if a recipe calls for baking powder, do I omit it and add it? I'm guessing omit the BP, but I'm not 100% sure.

Please help!!!

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

I checked King Arthur flour's website and they said that you can use it as a substitute for all purpose flour, but if your recipe calls for salt and baking powder, omit it from the recipe.  However, I do not understand the ratio of cups of flour to tsps of salt and baking powder. I was very hesitant to try to make a loaf of bread with it in my Zo+  I received two bags of the self-rising flour from a friend, but ending up throwing them both out because the bags were opened up.   Look at the bag and see what recipes you can use this for.

 

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

whatever recipe your using that calls for it, use it accordingly

 

don't use it instead of All purpose if that's what your doing.

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

@coffee drinker 

Maybe you could google recipes using self-rising flour. I would think there would be some ideas for you

cookin

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

How to Make Self-Rising Flour Out of All-Purpose Flour
  1. For every cup of self -rising flour called for in your recipe, measure out 1 level cup all-purpose flour.
  2. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. Whisk to combine.

This is the amount called for in most recipes.  You can always add extra if your recipe call for more

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

You can use it for any recipe that includes baking powder, and just don't add any baking powder. 

 

You can also make biscuits with it....lots of biscuits!

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

So if you do add baking powder to self-rising flour, maybe you get something extra light and fluffy, like those biscuits?  (Non-baker here)

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

Wow!!!  When I saw replies to this post, I  just didn't remember it.  What a shock seeing it was originally posted in 2013. After all those years, I finally figured out what to do with self-rising flour and have used that 5 lb. bag.  Thanks everyone for the replies. 

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!


@depglass wrote:

So if you do add baking powder to self-rising flour, maybe you get something extra light and fluffy, like those biscuits?  (Non-baker here)


Adding too much baking powder will cause your item to rise too quickly and it will often sink in the middle. 

 

If you want to try for light & fluffy biscuits, try a lighter flour like Lilly White. 

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Re: Self-Rising Flour -- HELP!!!

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@coffee drinker wrote:

I bought a 5 lb. bag of self-rising flour and don't know what to do. It has baking powder in it, so if a recipe calls for baking powder, do I omit it and add it? I'm guessing omit the BP, but I'm not 100% sure.

Please help!!!


Of course you leave out any leavening.. Self rising flour is just that - it's self rising...   No need to add baking powder or salt usually.   I've always used self rising flour for anythng I've baked - cakes, biscuits.  They turn out fine.  My mother always used self rising flour for her baked goods - she made the best biscuits in the world..