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Jan 21, 2010 01:32 AM

Self-Rising Flour

I bought a bag of this for recipe I was curious to try. (Tried and it wasn't repeatable.) I have not been successful in finding other recipes to use up the stuff. If I type "self rising flour" in epicurious search, the links most often say "don't use self-rising flour"!
What do you use this for? Any recipe suggestions? I have the impression that in England it's a more common ingredient.

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  1. Use it for recipes that call for plain flour and baking powder.

    1. It's big in the US South, pancakes, muffins, bisquits, quick breads, cakes, it's even used for a batter for dipping chicken before deep-frying. Forget the epicurious, Google "recipes with self rising flour" and you'll come up with lots of options.

      Easy Currant Scones:

      3 c. self-rising flour
      1/4 c. sugar
      1/4 c. brown sugar
      1/2 c. currants (dried)
      1/2 c. unsalted butter, cut in pieces
      1 c. whipping cream

      Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter 2 cookie sheets. Sift flour into bowl. Mix in sugars and currants. Mix in butter with a pastry knife or fingers until it is like cornmeal. Stir in enough cream to form soft, slightly sticky dough. Knead dough on floured surface until combined. Roll out 3/4 inch thick. Cut out 2 inch rounds, brush with heavy cream, sprinkle with sugar and bake until golden, approximately 12 minutes.

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      1. re: bushwickgirl

        Thank you and I'll try that recipe right now.

        1. re: serious

          It's a good morning for scones. I made some peanut butter cookies myself.

      2. I love this recipe for ham and zucchini fritters: http://smittenkitchen.com/2006/11/she... I usually make small fritters instead of two large one.

        1. Allrecipes.com allows one to type in a specific ingredient and then hundreds of recipes appear using that specific thing. Just found it. Great.

          1. The only recipe I know of that uses self-rising flour is Beer Bread. 3 cups flour, 3 T sugar, 1 bottle of beer. Mix together to make a thck batter, pour into a loaf pan and bake at 350 for about 1 hour.
            It's great toasted with butter and jam

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            1. re: janetms383

              I had not heard of this until I went to that site. I am definitely curious.