Dear Home Ec 101,
Crap girls. I can’t figure out which is better between self-rising and all-purpose.
~Flummuxed by Flour
Self-rising flour is nothing more than flour with a little salt and baking soda already included. For every cup of flour mix in:
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Self-rising flour loses its potency with time and exposure to humidity. It must be kept in an airtight container. Do not use self-rising flour to make bread.
Personally I never bother with purchasing self-rising flour, I am of the opinion the occasional thirty-seconds saved isn’t worth the loss of pantry space. I need to have baking soda and salt on hand for other things, anyhow.