Saturday, July 31, 2010

How to Make Self Raising Flour

There will be moments in every baker's experience when they realise they are lacking one crucial ingredient just when s/he is about to start baking. This has happened to me when it came to... flour. It's incredibly hard to find self raising flour here in Korea. Either that or I just don't know enough Korean to distinguish which is the right flour to buy. I can distinguish Cake Flour, Plain Flour and those specially for making Bread. I can get it at a foreign supermarket but just can't justify paying the premium for such a basic ingredient as flour.

So, here's a way to make your own. For every 1 cup of plain flour add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Whisk the mixture together until well combined and then sift it at least once (twice will be better) and there you go... there's your self raising flour.


  1. Thanks for the help! I have to go to a friends place tomight and I don't have any self-raising flour!! This is soooo helpfull!! Might see if I can make anything else on your magnificent list. Hope you create more lovely recipes for me to try!

  2. I'm glad that helped. I always found this very handy when I needed self-raising flour but there wasn't any around!


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