How to Make Self-Rising Flour from Pantry Staple Ingredients

No Self-Rising Flour On Hand? No Problem!

Self-rising flour is useful in many recipes. It’s not something that everyone always has one hand, though.

It IS something that comes in very handy when you want to make something like Beer Bread or one of countless other recipes that call for self-rising flour. And if the recipe asks for it, you can’t just directly substitute self-rising flour for all-purpose flour, because there is a difference. (Namely, that self-rising flour already has rising agents like baking powder built in.)

So when you need it, you need it.




The good news is that self-rising flour can very easily be mixed up in minutes from regular, everyday ingredients any baker at any level is sure to have on hand.

Here is a quick and easy “substitute” for self-rising flour.

Substituting Self-Rising Flour: Make Your Own at Home


Very quickly, here is how to make self-rising flour if you don’t have any. Use it for quick breads, for biscuits, dumplings, muffins, or any recipe that calls for self-rising flour!

Self-rising Flour:

Simply sift the following ingredients together:

  • 2 Cups white all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt

Double, triple, or more to make as much homemade self-rising flour as you want to have on hand. Store extra in an air-tight container and keep away from moisture.

Keeps as long as a normal flour or self-rising flour should!




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