Self-rising Flour

Self-rising flour, sometimes called self-raising flour, is flour that already contains a leavening agent and does not require the addition of yeast, salt, baking soda or baking powder. It has many uses, including quick breads, muffins and some rolls.

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Can you substitute self-rising flour for yeast?

It depends what it is you are trying to make. When using yeast, you are usually trying to bake bread or some sort of product that is made with strong flour (i.e. a flour with a high protein - 'gluten' - content). Self-rising flour is a soft flour with a low protein content and thus the product will be more crumbly. It is more usual to substitute yeast with baking soda and some sort of acid (cream of tartar or buttermilk), or baking powder.

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Whats the difference between self rising flour and plain flour?

I think you may mean "self-rising" flour, which is a flour that already includes the baking powder and salt necessary to make the recipe rise properly. You will find that many older cookbooks tell you to combine baking powder, salt and flour first and set aside for later use. You can skip this step by buying self-rising flour.

See also the link below.

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Substitute for cake flour when having no corn starch on hand but all purpose and self rising flour?

1 cup of cakeflour ......use 1 cup of regular flour MINUS 2 tablespoons and sift

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Can you make paper mache with self rising flour?


The only difference should be the paper mache item will be a little powdery with baking soda which is easily wiped off.

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Can you use self-rising flour when making chocolate chip cookies?

they might be too puffy, but still good

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Where can you find Washington self rising flour?

Washington Self Rising Flour and also the Cornmeal and Self- Rising Cornmeal are produced in Ellicott City Maryland. They are a regional product, available in Maryland supermarkets. The parent company, Wilkins-Rogers is located in MD. I was not able to find a mail-order or online source for the products. You might be able to find them in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia also. Self-rising flours are regional/Southern products.

Wilkins-Rogers has a link up that give recipes for some of it's Washington products that are no longer made. I have provided the link but the address is currently not working.

27 Frederick Rd Ellicott City, MD 21043-4759 - (410) 4...

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Is maida is self rising flour?

yes,well when you sieve flour yo will get maida(i guess)...but maida is self rising flour.

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Can you use self rising flour in a bread machine to make bread?

It can be used, although not with very tasty results.

Self Raising Flour is a flour that has been pre-mixed with Yeast, although Yeast alone has a very powerful, pungent smell, its what gives bread most of its flavour.

Using Strong White Bread Flour and Yeast seperately and not Self-Raising yields much better results and can be varied to suit any recipe.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using self-rising flour?

you dont have to use a raising agent like bicarb

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How do you convert all purpose flour to self rising flour?

I use a much simpler method and although it is an estimate, I haven't encountered any problems-

1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 to 1/2 of a teaspoon of salt to every 1 cup of all-purpose flour.

IngredientsHere are a few versions of making SR Flour: • 500 gm. plain flour + 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder + a pinch of salt • 500 gm. plain flour + 20 ml. cream of tartar + 10 ml. bicarbonate of soda • 1 cup plain flour + 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder + 1/4 tsp. salt • 225 gm. plain flour + 2 level tsp. baking powder • 450 gm. or 16 oz. plain flour + 1 oz./25 gm. baking powder • 1 cup plain flour + 1 1/4 tsp. of baking powder. Some cooks suggest a half teaspoon of baking powder per cup of flour.• To make baking powder • Place 3 tsp. bicarbonate of soda and 4 tsp. cream of tartar in a jar and shake them well together. Store in a cool place.


1. Whichever combination you use, sift all the ingredients together 3-4 times, to make an even mix. Store in an airtight container.


• The quantities above are only a rough guide. The amount of baking powder can vary according to a recipe and what else you have added to it. For example, 2 level tsp. baking powder is generally enough when using 250 gm. flour and 120 gm. fat. But if you increase the amount of fat and also add eggs, which all help to make it rise, you only need 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder. So, follow the recipe closely.

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Can you use all purpose flour for a cobbler recipe your recipe calls for self rising flour can you use all purpose flour?

If the recipe calls for baking soda or powder as well, you'll probably get away with using all purpose flour. Of course, you'll never know until you experiment.

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Can you make dumplings out of self rising flour?

No, it has a different consistency in the flour which makes the dumplings fall apart.

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Can self rising flour be substituted in a recipe for flour?

yes. but dont put baking powder in.

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How do you convert self rising flour to all purpose flour?

Self rising flour can be made by substituting 1 cup of all purpose flour minus 2 tsp, with the addition of 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt to make the full cup.

To use self-rising flour in place of all-purpose you would use the above conversion in reverse. If all you have is self-rising flour you begin by eliminating from the recipe any levening agent such as baking powder or baking soda as that is already in self-rising flour. You would also reduce or eliminate any salt the recipe called for.

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Can eating plain self-rising flour every day hurt you?

I do not think it can "hurt" you exactly, but it is very very unhealthy to eat everyday.

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Can self-rising flour be substituted for bisquick?

yes, Bisquik is a brand name self rising flour, with shortening added. If you substitute it using self rising flour add 1 tablespoon butter or oil for every cup of flour. Sounds like a lot of fat to me but that is the recommendation.

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Can self rising flour be used in dog biscuits?

yes wholewheat flour is healthier but both is commonly used for dogs if its the 1st time your dog is trying start off with small bits

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What if your recipe calls for cake flour but all you have is self rising and unbleached flour can you use either of these?

Unbleached flour could be substituted for cake flour; use a Tablespoon less flour per cup than called for in the recipe.

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Is self-rising flour same as all-purpose flour?

No. Self rising flour has baking soda and baking powder in as where All Purpose does not.

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Can you freeze self rising flour?

Yes, you can. It keeps the flour fresh and free of bugs and weavils.

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Is softasilk cake flour self rising?

No it is not. I was looking for a non self-rising cake flour and Softasilk does not contain salt or carbonate products to make it self rising.

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Do you use plain or self rising flour for cobbler?



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