If you have a recipe that calls for self-rising flour, don’t panic! Here is everything you need to know about how to make self-rising flour!
Also, see our guide for measuring flour and making your own buttermilk.
What is self-rising flour?
Self-rising flour is a mixture of all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder. It’s normally made using lower protein flour and creates very tender baked goods. It’s a common ingredient in some recipes, especially older recipes. Some common recipes that use it include flaky biscuits and pancakes or our Blackberry Cobbler Recipe.
How to Make Self-Rising Flour
You’ll need only three simple ingredients to make this:
In a mixing bowl, add baking soda, salt, and all-purpose flour.
Give it a whisk and use it immediately or store it in an airtight container.
How to Store
If you want to make a large batch to keep on hand, store it in an airtight container. It can be stored in a pantry with other baking items. Make sure to add a label with the date the flour was made.
Tips for Making Flour
Keep this recipe in an airtight container for 1 year.
For tender desserts, sift the flour before using it.
Always use good quality ingredients when baking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Self-rising flour contains additional ingredients not found in all-purpose flour. These ingredients are salt and a concentrated form of baking powder. All-purpose flour can be used in most flour-containing recipes while self-rising cannot.
You can make your own substitute by measuring 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, gently whisk the ingredients in a mixing bowl and use as 1 cup self-rising flour.
If you’re missing all-purpose flour from your list of baking ingredients, it’s important to understand that self-rising flour is not the same thing. However, you can still use it as a substitute in certain recipes.
Also, check out our kitchen conversion chart! This is helpful when baking at home.
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a mixing bowl add in 1 cup flour.
- Add the baking powder.
- Next, add the salt.
- Gently whisk the ingredients.
- Use or store in an airtight container.