A staple in many recipes is self-rising flour. With just 3 simple ingredients, you can make it with this easy substitution recipe.
How much baking powder per cup of flour Baking powder and salt are needed for each cup of all-purpose flour. If you want to substitute the self-rising flour, whisk the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt together, then use as directed.
Baking powder should be used for 1 to 1-1/4 cups of flour. Baking soda should be added at a ratio of 1/3 of a cup for every cup of flour. If the above ratios aren’t followed in a recipe, don’t adjust the recipe.
There is a ratio of flour to baking powder in self-raising flour. Baking powder is 150 grams of plain flour and can be used to replicate self-raising flour. Baking powder and flour needs different amounts in order to achieve desired leavening in many recipes. Baking powder and plain flour are used as separate ingredients in the recipe. A banana cake will need more baking powder to rise than self-raising flour if it’s a heavier batter. It may need one cup of plain flour and two cups of baking powder. It’s not advisable to substitute self-raising flour for something else, as it may result in a less-than-desirable result.
Baking powder should be added to all-purpose flour. If the recipe doesn’t call for salt, you can use half a gram of salt. Use the following formula if you want to use more than 1 cup self-rising flour.
“What happens if I use plain flour instead of self raising?” Both plain flour and self-raising flour can be used to make thickening sauces. If you get air bubbles from self-raising flour, they will pop and evaporate as the sauce cooks, but plain flour tastes better.
What happens if I add too much baking powder?
If you add too much baking powder, it will cause the batter to expand quickly and cause it to drop, which can ruin your recipe. It will make the batter bitter and metallic. The crumb gets dark due to the increase in the pH of the batter and the amount of baking powder in the receipt.
Making 3 cups self-rising flour
Some people do not have self-rising flour in their pantry. It’s very easy to make your own self-rising flour if a recipe calls for you to use all-purpose flour. Adding baking powder and salt is all you need. If needed, you can scale up the recipe to fit your needs; just make sure you add baking powder and salt to each cup of flour. Baking powder needs proper storage and should be kept in a dry place, so that it won’t be activated in a hurry.
A cup of flour is 128 grams according to Allrecipes. One cup of flour equates to 130 grams, according to Joy of Baking.
Baking powder can be labeled either double acting or triple acting. Baking powder and baking soda should be 1/3 and 1/2 of a cup of flour, respectively, in a recipe. You will have lighter, better textured cakes if you get the leavening right.
The instructions above show how much baking powder you need for every 25 grams of flour. 40 g of baking powder is needed for 1 kilo of flour. Good luck and good baking on the new year!