easy self-rising flour

Since it’s been quite a bit of time since we’ve talked tips & tricks here at K.K. lately, I figured y’all are well overdue for another kitchen hack!

This is one that, quite honestly, occurs in my kitchen quite a bit. We’re talking good, old fashioned, self-rising flour!


Some of you may be unfamiliar with this ingredient, so let me give you a bit of a briefing. Self-rising flour is, simply, flour that has baking powder and salt already added in. It’s a staple in many Southern households, and traditionally milled from softer, lower protein wheat. This yields a more tender baked good than what you would find from a more traditional all-purpose flour, or another type of higher protein flours.

So what’s the big deal about making this? I can hear most of you thinking that. Because, quite honestly, this is probably one of the most overlooked baking ingredient for many of us! As I already mentioned, I hardly ever have this on hand, so rather than mixing up a batch every time I need it, I find it SO.STINKIN’.USEFUL. to keep a big ol’ stash of this on hand.

This recipe can be used for any baked good you may whip up that calls for self-rising flour {biscuits is one of the most common recipes that utilizes this particular flour}. King Arthur recommends starting with an unbleached pastry flour, if you have access to such kind. If you’re starting with regular all-purpose flour, you may need add slightly more liquid than usual.


Easy Self-Rising Flour {recipe from King Arthur Flour}


1 cup King Arthur Flour

1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

To Prepare:

Combine the listed ingredients above in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together, making sure all are fully combined.


Use as directing in your recipe.

**for a larger quantity, whisk together 8 cups of King Arthur Flour, 4 Tbsp. baking powder, and 2 tsp. salt. Store in an airtight container at room temperature**

Let’s Discuss: do y’all have any new, fun kitchen hacks to share? I’m always looking for the latest and greatest! 


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