I was just starting to make a cake and I realized that the new bag of flourt I opened is self rising flour and not all purpose flour. Can I still use it in my recipe. I am making WASC. Thanks in advance.
please please please :0 if anyone knows, I really, really need to get this cake in the oven, I have 3 more to make.
Yes, but if the WASC recipe has baking powder in it, you will need to reduce the amount of baking powder you add to your self-raising mixture.
I use self rising anyway--yes and eliminate any additional baking powder and salt. You might like it better than using ap--I do.
Thanks so much. I'll give it a try.
Well I made 3 cakes with the selfrising flour and I hate to say that all of the middles of my cakes fell. Oh well, live and learn.
Too bad. I love mine with self rising. That's all I've ever used for wasc.
In Autralia we use SR flour a fair bit in home baking. One thing to remember is that not all SR flours are created equally, and also, the rising agents in it can go stale, resulting in a cake which won't rise properly. You can test your SR flour by putting a dab on your tongue (tip): if it zings, its okay. (This is also a handy trick when you forgot which flour bin you put your flour into!!)
The only time I ever used self rising flour for cakes they just didnt rise as much as I wanted. So if I had to use it again I would just add less baking powder then the recipe called for. I usually just get the 25lb bag of all-purpose flour.