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How to Make Self-Rising Flour

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How to Make Self-Rising Flour

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Whip up your own self-rising flour whenever you need it. Here's how.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


1. Combine all of the ingredients. Then, use a whisk or flour sifter to mix them thoroughly.

2. Use right away or store in an air-tight container for later use. Your homemade self-rising flour will keep for months.

Want to make a bigger batch?

Just double, triple or quadruple the recipe to create as much self-rising flour as you need. Here are some measurements to get you started:

For two cups flour - add 1 Tbsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt
For three cups flour - add 1-1/2 Tbsp baking powder and 1-1/2 tsp salt
For four cups flour - add 2 Tbsp baking powder and 2 tsp salt
For five cups flour - add 2-1/2 Tbsp baking powder and 2-1/2 tsp salt
For six cups flour - add 3 Tbsp baking powder and 3 tsp salt

See Also:

Bread Flour Substitute
Cake Flour Substitute

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what a help, Member idontlikethisusername

I was using this European cookbook and I really needed to know the exact ingredients for this. Thanks for posting!

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