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Kimm in WA

HELP! Urgent question re: all-purpose vs. self-rising flour

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Is bread flour and self-rising flour the same thing?

 

The recipe calls for 2 c. all-purpose flour. All I have is a huge bag of "bread flour". The recipe does say what to do if you use self-rising flour, I just need to make sure that's what I have.

 

I'm leaving in 2 hrs. and have to have a dessert made to take to a friend's house and no time to run to the store.

 

Thanks,

Kimm

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Is bread flour and self-rising flour the same thing?

 

 

Bread flour is a high gluten flour, whereas self-rising contains baking powder. You might get away with using bread flour for all purpose. What are you making?

 

Jane

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You could substitute bread flour for all purpose flour. :) Even among brands of all purpose flour, some are higher in gluten than others. The high gluten ones are great for bread but the two can be interchanged as needed.

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I'm making shortcakes for strawberry shortcake.

 

It says use 2 c. all-purpose flour. If using self-rising flour, it says to omit baking powder and salt.

 

What do you think?

 

Kimm

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I'm making shortcakes for strawberry shortcake.

 

It says use 2 c. all-purpose flour. If using self-rising flour, it says to omit baking powder and salt.

 

What do you think?

 

Kimm

 

Your lucky! You could use either :)

 

If it were me, I would use the self rising because I wouldn't use it that often and flour doesn't last all that long.

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I'm making shortcakes for strawberry shortcake.

 

It says use 2 c. all-purpose flour. If using self-rising flour, it says to omit baking powder and salt.

 

What do you think?

 

Kimm

 

Bread flour is higher in gluten which makes it better for making breads. However, it does not contain baking powder like self-rising does. Therefore, you will still need to add the baking powder and salt to the recipe.

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Thanks, everyone, for your help yesterday. The shortcakes turned out great and dessert was a hit. First strawberry shortcake of the year - YUM!

 

You're lifesavers!

Kimm

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