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So what is its purpose ? got it substituted for bread flour with my grocery pick up. 

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Re: ? about self rising flour

Good comparisons if all types of gloyrscsnd the ideal uses for each:

 

https://www.delish.com/cooking/a32057297/what-is-bread-flour/

 

https://joythebaker.com/2014/05/baking-101-the-difference-between-baking-flours/



There are many more articles discussing this. Google gave up many. I suggest when you order flour from a shopping service, you specify "no substitutes" so you don't get someone else's idea of your baking needs. 

 

 

 

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Quick breads can utilize self rising. Not yeast breads. Google is a good resource for learning more.

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@wagirl 

 

I use it for cakes and for Buttermilk Bisquits.

 

BJChef, Meredith, has a No Roll Buttermilk Bisquit recipe on her web site that is FAB!

 

Very easy and no rolling and cutting.  It uses self-rising flour.

 

I also have a Beer Bread recipe that uses self-rising flour.

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@Respectlife   I use Meredith's biscuit recipe all the time and it's so good !!!

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They shouldn't have substituted it because it is very different flour.  You can't just make anything with self-rising flour. 

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Isn't pickup fun?  Just like Christmas, never sure what you will get.  

Since I also use flour for thicker, I would protest the self raising type.

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Self-rising flour is a combination of all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

 

Bread flour does not contain baking powder or salt. It is also higher in protein. I would not substitue self-rising flour for bread flour in a recipe.

 

 

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@wagirl wrote:

So what is its purpose ? got it substituted for bread flour with my grocery pick up. 


Self rising flour is not for bread that requires a yeast. But you can use it for a lot of other different things just remember it is all purpose flour that has the baking powder and salt already added. It's good for biscuits, waffles, muffins, non-yeast breads, and I even use it in gravy. Just don't forget it has salt in it already.

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I just made biscuts 15 minutes ago and had no self rising flour so had to add salt and baking powder but don't know how to use it for regular baking.