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nyfoodjoe Apr 2, 2009 09:45 PM

I have a sack of King Arthur self rising flour the has an expiration date of November of 2008.Do you 'hounds think that I could use it today and expect that it would react as self rising flour should??????????????????? Thanks for any insight...I should know this!!

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  1. alwayscooking RE: nyfoodjoe Apr 3, 2009 09:46 AM

    Self-rising flour is flour with a leavening agent mixed in (usually baking powder). The baking soda in the powder can age and become ineffective. To test if it's still good put some into a bit of warm water, if it fizzes it's still good. If it doesn't fizz, it can still be used as flour for breading.

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