Happiness comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it comes from your not-so-perfectly-baked cake or the first batch of chocolate ganache you just made, the very first time. It’s true that challenges and brand-spanking new experiences create happy memories. It’s not just the final product but the whole process of making it that makes you feel special – makes you feel alive.

She felt like she was the happiest kid alive and wanted to cook something different for today. Something special and classy, of course. Why? Because it was her birthday.

Her eyes widened with excitement as she grabbed her favorite cook book from the shelf and sat on the chair lying next to her. She opened the book, placed it in her lap and started to read. Yes, everything seemed right, everything seemed perfect.

Then she was flipping pages, one after the other. Glancing at the images on every page, and flipped, onto the next page. “Finally!” she exclaims, with a big ear to ear smile on her face. After taking a quick look at the ingredients list, she closes the book and off she goes into the kitchen to make herself a deep, dark chocolate cake. Looking at the ingredients list she started to frown at something, “Now what in earth is self-raising flour and where am I going to get it from?”, she thinks to herself.

Has this ever happened to you? Either it’s the juicy, hot and spicy popcorn chicken or classy, creamy cakes. This one missing item in the ingredient list puts you in a bad mood and today that alien ingredient is “Self-Raising flour”.

What is Self-raising flour

Self-raising flour is basically, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt, all put together. Sifted twice and voila, your home-made self-raising flour is ready. Simple!


Where to get “Self-raising flour” from?

No need to buy this alien ingredient “self-raising flour” from your local grocery store. You can easily make it at home. It’s inexpensive, quick and oh-so-easy. Other than that, you’re never sure if the baking powder in the store bought self-raising is still working or not. No need to waste your money on this silly ingredient. Make it at home. You’ll make it yourself in less than a minute, I promise. Provided you have the following three ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. 🙂

How To Make Self-Raising Flour At Home
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Who needs to buy self-raising flour from the store when you can make it at home, in less than a minute.
  • All-purpose flour 1 cup
  • Baking powder 1½ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  1. Mix all the ingredients and then sift it twice.
  2. Your self-raising flour is ready to be used.
  3. Now how easy was that, eh?
Discard the age-old baking powder lying in your pantry and get a new one. To check if your baking powder is good, still working or not. Add one teaspoon of baking powder to one cup of boiling hot water. If it bubbles then your baking powder can be used (in making self raising flour for instance) otherwise replace it with a new tin please. Do share with us what makes you happy? Do you like cooking for yourself? And how far would you go to make yourself happy?
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 41% Carbohydrates: 13% Sugar: 1% Fiber: 13% Protein: 25%

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