Yes and no. If the recipe calls for plain flour with the addition of baking powder (or another leavening agent), self-raising flour can be used instead, simply omit the leavening agent. If the recipe does not include baking powder or a leavening agent, do not substitute plain flour with self-raising flour.
How do I convert plain flour to self-raising?
- Add 2 tsp’s of baking powder to each 150g/6oz of plain flour.
- Sift the flour and baking powder together before you use it to make sure it’s all evenly distributed.
- If you are using cocoa powder, buttermilk or yoghurt you can add ¼tsp of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) as well as the baking powder.
What can I use if I dont have self rising flour?
To make your own, all you have to do is combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. And you are right to worry about the shelf life of self-rising flour: The baking powder will lose its potency over time, which means your baked goods won’t rise as they should.
What happens if I use plain flour instead of self-raising flour?
It’s perfectly ok to use all-purpose flour as long as you also include the appropriate amount of leaving. Self rising flour is nothing but all purpose flour mixed with baking powder. Using plain all purpose flour will not rise/make your recipe fluffy. Well, you’d have to add yeast, but the results should be fine.
How do you make 200g plain flour into self-raising?
Make plain flour into self-raising flour with this easy tip from Juliet Sear, a baking expert often featured on This Morning. “Just add a couple of teaspoons of baking powder to every 200g of plain flour and dry whisk through to distribute it evenly through the flour,” Juliet told Prima.co.uk. “It will always work!”
How much baking powder should I add to plain flour to make it self-raising?
To make self-raising flour add one teaspoon of baking powder (or equivalent homemade) to 110g plain flour.
How do you make self-raising flour from plain flour without baking powder?
Simply replace the regular flour in your recipe with self-rising flour and follow the rest of the recipe as directed, omitting the baking powder and baking soda.
Can I use plain flour instead of self-raising for sponge cake?
No. If your recipe asks for plain or self-raising flour, it is important to remember that these two ingredients are not interchangeable and you should use the flour recommended in the recipe along with any raising agents, such as baking powder or bicarbonate of soda.
How do you make 250g plain flour into self-raising?
So if a recipe calls for 250g of self-raising flour, and you only have plain, you need 5% of that 250g to be baking powder. That’s 12.5g of baking powder. So 12.5g BP added to 237.5g plain flour makes 250g stand-in self-raising flour.
How do you make plain flour into self-raising bicarbonate of soda?
To create self-raising flour from plain flour – for 150g/1 cup plain flour use half-teaspoon baking powder and half-teaspoon of bicarbonate soda (also known as baking soda).
How do you make self-raising flour from plain flour UK?
To make self-raising flour, mix 100g plain flour with 1 tsp baking powder.