Is Cake Flour A "self Rising" Flour?

Baking By kathik Updated 28 Dec 2009 , 10:01pm by kathik

kathik Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 8:37pm
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I have always subbed a mix of ap flour and cornstarch for cake flour because the only kosher cake flour I have found is dairy and I needed it to be parve (non-dairy). However, I have found some kosher parve cake flour now and would like to try it. It says it is self rising. Is that normal??

Thanks,
Kathi

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 8:52pm
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No, cake flour is AP with cornstarch added. Self-rising flour has leavening agents added.

JanH Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 9:42pm
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Originally Posted by TNTFundraiser

No, cake flour is AP with cornstarch added. Self-rising flour has leavening agents added.




Cake flour is always bleached and has a lower protein content than AP flour (which may or may not be bleached). icon_smile.gif

However, you can substitute 3/4 cup AP flour and 2 Tbsp. cornstarch for each cup of cake flour in a pinch.

Self-rising flour is AP flour with baking powder added.

For more than you ever wanted to know about flour (including regional U.S. brands):

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-662854-.html

HTH

kathik Posted 28 Dec 2009 , 10:01pm
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Thanks TNTFundraiser and JanH. I will keep looking for what I need.

Kathi

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