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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

kitchen basics: how to make self-rising flour

next in our kitchen basics series, we're taking a look at self-rising flour.
self-rising flour is nothing more than flour with a leavening agent (baking powder) and salt in it.  when recipes call for self-rising flour, they don't call for an additional leavening agent since the baking power is already in the self-rising flour.  instead of keeping a container of self-rising flour in your kitchen, it is easy to just make your own as you need it.  you only need three ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

to make your own self-rising flour, simply combine:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

sift the three ingredients together 2 times.  this will incorporate the baking powder into the flour and aerate the flour.  voila!  homemade self-rising flour!

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are there any kitchen tips/tricks that you would like to learn?  leave a comment or send me an email to let me know what you would like to see next in the kitchen basics series.

happy cooking!
love, laurie

1 comment:

ma pa camlet said...

Good tip to know. Many recipes call for self-rising flour and this would not have a high sodium count.