Here in the UK we are very lucky to be able to get our hands on various types of flour, prepared and ready to be bought. However I have come across many people in different countries who can’t buy self raising flour, as it’s just not available!
I thought I would share how to convert plain flour to self raising flour whether or not you can buy it or you run out at home, this will do the trick! Especially as my baking recipes call for it alot!
To make self raising flour with plain flour
☆ Add 2 teaspoons of baking powder for each 150g/6oz/1 cup plain flour. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl before using, to make sure the baking powder mixes thoroughly together.
If you are baking with cocoa, yogurt or buttermilk then add 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) too, to give more lift aswell as the baking powder
(Source adapted from N Lawson)