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Video:What Is Self-Rising Flour?

with Anne Marie Lusby

Self-rising flour is a necessity for a lot of baked goods, and it's incredibly easy to make at home. Here are instructions for making your own self-rising flour.See Transcript

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Transcript:What Is Self-Rising Flour?

Hi there, I'm Anne Marie Lusby for About.com, and today I am going to teach you how to make self-rising flour.

Self-Rising Flour Explained

In today's economy, why buy something when you can just make it yourself? Self-rising flour is flour that already has a leavening agent added during the packaging process. Leavening agents usually consist of salt and baking powder. You can buy self-rising flour, but some store-bought brands have lower protein content than all-purpose flour, which usually has 11% protein.

Self-Rising Flour Ingredients

For this recipe, you are going to need:
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 6 cups of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Making Self-Rising Flour

Once we have our ingredients, it is time to combine them. First, add the flour. Then, add the baking powder; and last but not least, add the salt. Now, you can sift this together or you can mix with a wire whisk. We are going to use a whisk to insure it is well combined. And your done! It's as easy as that. Now you can store this flour in an airtight container for months without going bad. A few tips to remember when making your own self-rising flour: when it comes time to use it, measure it out just like you would regular flour. Also, always store dry goods in an airtight container to avoid moisture or infestation. And always make sure you're using a recipe that requires self-rising flour; not all recipes call for it. Well, there you have it.

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