Self-Rising Flour Substitute

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Dear Home Ec 101,

Crap girls. I can’t figure out which is better between self-rising and all-purpose.


~Flummuxed by Flour 

Heather Heather says:

Self-rising flour is nothing more than flour with a little salt and baking soda already included.  For every cup of flour mix in:

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Self-rising flour loses its potency with time and exposure to humidity.  It must be kept in an airtight container.  Do not use self-rising flour to make bread.

Personally I never bother with purchasing self-rising flour, I am of the opinion the occasional thirty-seconds saved isn’t worth the loss of pantry space.  I need to have baking soda and salt on hand for other things, anyhow.

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3 thoughts on “Self-Rising Flour Substitute”

  1. That’s one of those things I never knew, but just figured I’d look stupid for not knowing – so I never asked. I sure wish my mama had told me. 😉

  2. I'm a scratch biscuit maker, in my late 50's, and I'm rather embarrassed I didn't know this! Thanks, Heather!!!!! I bought self rising flour just because my Southern Mama did!


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