How to make self-raising flour

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If you run out of self-raising flour, here’s the ratio to make your own version from plain flour and baking powder. Make sure to sift them together to distribute the raising agent through the flour evenly.

Self-raising flour recipe

– Sift 2 teaspoons of baking powder with 150g plain flour.

– Sift 4 teaspoons of baking powder with 300g plain flour.

– Sift 6 teaspoons of baking powder with 450g plain flour.

– Sift 8 teaspoons of baking powder with 600g plain flour.

A tip to keep the ratio correct: If the recipes calls for 500g of flour, make 600g self-raising flour and measure out 500g. That way the proportions of flour to raising agent will be exact.


When do you buy self-raising flour or plain flour?
– If you buy plain flour, it means you can use it to make sauces that don’t need a raising agent and also to make cakes and control the amount of baking powder you add.

– Self-raising flour is handier and you never have to worry whether you have added baking powder but it limits you when you make recipes that don’t use baking powder as a raising agent.


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