self raising flour
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Self-raising flour is all-purpose flour that has baking soda and baking powder added to it. This perfect blend of flour eliminates the need of adding baking powder and makes it easier to prepare delicious doughnuts, cakes and pastries. Since the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the flour, you will get the same nice lift to your baked goods every time you use it.
If you want to make your own self-raising flour, add 1 ½ teaspoons (7.5 grams) baking powder and ½ teaspoon (3.5 grams) salt per cup (140 grams) of maida.
How to Select
• It is readily available in the market.
• Check on the percentage of baking powder added to ensure it is right for your recipe.
• Also confirm the freshness by verifying the manufacturing date and use-by date.
• It is usually used to bake cake, breads etc.
• Can also be used to make a variety of rotis and naans.
How to Store
• Flour should be stored in a dry, airtight container.
• If the flour is stored too long the baking powder will lose some of its strength and your baked goods will not rise properly, so do not overstock.