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The Ticket To Making Self-Rising Flour From Scratch
By Stacie Adams
The baking powder and salt in self-rising flour act as leaveners that allow the dough to rise without the need for yeast, making the flour suitable for baked goods like bread, biscuits, pizza dough, and muffins. However, if you ever find yourself without self-rising flour, you can create your own using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
To make your own self-rising flour, take one level cup of flour and add 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt, and you’ll end up with a product that can be used in place of store-bought self-rising flour.
If you’re making cake, tweak the recipe slightly by adding ½ teaspoon of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt to a level cup of cake flour — which is a finely textured soft-wheat flour with a low gluten content. Make sure to combine the proper amounts of each ingredient to ensure the dough or cake rises to perfection.