How to Make Self Rising Flour


High Altitude Homemade Ingredients | Published September 13, 2022 by Mimi Council

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If you’ve looked at a recipe before and seen self rising flour, you may have been confused. Doesn’t flour rise on its own already? It does, but self rising flour is a specific type of flour that should be used when the recipe calls for it. And I'm showing you how to make Self Rising Flour if you don't have it on hand.

If you like making your own ingredients as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like How to Make Light Brown Sugar, Homemade Lemon Curd, or Strawberry Preserves.

how to make self rising flour

What is self rising flour?

Self rising flour is just all purpose flour with baking powder and salt added to it. So, if you see this in a recipe be sure to use this type of flour as the recipe requires that additional leavening that is in the flour. If you don’t use it, then your baked goods may not rise as well as they should given the recipe. It's a simple ingredient that just adds extra leavening to a recipe. Let's learn how to make Self Rising Flour so you can make it anytime you need it.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Easy: This recipe for homemade self rising flour is incredibly easy! It comes together in just a few minutes, so if you are mid recipe, you can easily make this in no time!

3 Ingredients: This recipe for homemade self rising flour only has 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! Homemade self rising flour is just all purpose flour, baking powder, and sea salt whisked together!

Never Run Out: If you make homemade self rising flour, you will never run out because you can just mix some up anytime you need it! Check this one off your store list and make your own homemade self rising flour from now on!

how to make self rising flour

Ingredients

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

Whisk

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how to make self rising flour

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a large bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together until combined.

Step 2

Use in recipes or store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 months.

how to make self rising flour

FAQ's

What is self rising flour used for?

Self rising flour can be used in a variety of baked goods such as sponge cakes, muffins, biscuits, scones, and more. It really depends on the recipe and how it is written given the other ingredients. While these things don’t require self rising flour all of the time, if someone writes a recipe using it, then that is taken into consideration as far as the other ingredients go, and it should be followed for the best results.

How do you make self rising flour?

Making homemade self rising flour is very easy. You just need three ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry: organic all purpose flour, baking powder, fine sea salt. You mix these ingredients together and you have homemade self rising flour in minutes!

How do you store self rising flour?

You can store homemade self rising flour in an airtight container in your pantry for up to 3 months. I wouldn’t keep it any longer than that, as baking powder only has a shelf life of 6 months when opened. And if you are using baking powder that has been opened in your pantry for a bit, then it’s probably safe to say that a few months in the pantry is only how long you should keep your homemade self rising flour.

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How to Make Self Rising Flour

Mimi Council
Learn how to make self rising flour with this easy homemade self rising flour recipe!
Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Makes 1 cup
Calories 467 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together until combined.
  • Use in recipes or store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 months.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 99gProtein: 13gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1432mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 489mgIron: 7mg
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