No need to run to the store if you have a recipe that calls for this particular type of flour that not many of us keep in the pantry at all times! Here’s how to make your own self-rising flour!
I have a little bit of a love/hate relationship with weird non-staple ingredients showing up in recipes. I always enjoy the adventure of trying a new food or cooking with a new ingredient, but there are times where it just seems wasteful to buy a really specific ingredient just for one recipe, especially when I don’t know when I’ll use that ingredient again. Self-rising flour is one of those ingredients for me because I usually bake with whole wheat or whole grain spelt flour and I like to buy them often so that that my supply stays fresh. I usually stay away from recipes calling for self-rising flour because I feel like I’ll probably buy it once and then it will sit in my cupboard and get old for years before I think of using it again. I recently learned that you can easily make your own self-rising flour though and that just changed everything. 🙂
Ingredients Needed to Make Your Own Self-Rising Flour
- A flour type of your choice (all-purpose, whole grain, gluten free baking mix, etc.)
- Baking powder
This is also a great trick to know about if you have dietary restrictions and need to use a specific type of flour in your baking.
Just a little side note: You can also make your own baking powder using this recipe here if you’re out. 🙂
How to Make Your Own Self-Rising Flour
To make the self-rising flour, just combine:
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Sift everything together and mix really well, then use it as it’s called for in your recipe. If you happen to go through a lot of self-rising flour in your house, you can definitely mix up several batches and store them together pre-made in a big canister.
I’m going to be experimenting a lot more with recipes containing self-rising flour now that I don’t have to worry about it being such a wasteful thing to buy! I have a few recipe ideas for this flour that I’m hoping to be able to share with you soon!
Did you know that you can make your own self-rising flour or is this big news for you the way it was for me? 🙂
Here’s the full printable recipe!
No need to run to the store if you have a recipe that calls for this particular type of flour that not many of us keep in the pantry at all times! Here's how to make your own self-rising flour!
- 2 cups flour (any kind you like)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
Sift all ingredients together and mix well. Feel free to make multiple recipes and store them in a big canister so you have self-rising flour ready to go whenever you need it!
Don’t forget to pin this recipe so you’ll have it when you need it!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.