So many recipes call for Self-Rising Flour, from cakes to pancakes, to bread. Today’s make your own self-rising recipe is sure to please as it can be made on the spot with fresh ingredients. No more running to the grocery store, or tossing out your outdated self-rising flour because it sat too long.
This simple quick three ingredients homemade recipe will make a pound of self-rising flour. The recipe can be reduced or doubled if needed, and even better, save the remaining unused flour in a labeled canister for your next project.
Homemade Self Rising Flour
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP double acting baking powder
- Mix all ingredients well
- Store in a covered jar or canister
- Label storage container with the expiry date of the baking powder (if outdated baking powder is used, it will compromise the rise of the flour)
- Use in any recipe calling for self-rising flour
Quick Tip – How To Measure Flour The Right Way
Measuring flour can be tricky but is such an important step to master. We all know that in following a recipe, it’s important to get the consistency of the batter correct. This quick tip will shed some light on strategies to apply to measuring flour easily, quickly, and correctly every time.
Stir flour lightly with a fork
Spoon flour into a cup. Do not use the cup as a scoop or shake or tap a full cup.
Level off the top with a straight edge or a knife
And there you have it, the best way to measure flour with a measuring cup. However, I switched to a food scale for this very reason. I found it so much easier to get an accurate amount and measurement using a food scale. It is much easier to weigh out 200 grams of flour for example than it is to sift and spoon into a measuring cup 1 3/4 cups of flour.
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Here are some of my recommended supplies for this project, these are affiliate links.
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These anti-slip mixing bowls are a must-have for bakers, even more so for bakers with little kids who like to touch everything.
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