How to make self raising flour if you can't find any in store

Discover how to make self raising flour in under 30 seconds – and using just two ingredients – it really is that easy

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Wondering how to make self raising flour? If your experience is anything like ours (and we suspect it probably is) you'll have found it almost impossible to get your hands on self raising flour over recent weeks. This is the result of a massive increase in demand as we become a nation of baking obsessives during this period of lockdown.

But just because you can't find self raising flour, it doesn't mean you should give up on your desire to whip up delicious treats altogether. After all, as you're about to discover, it's actually pretty simple to transform plain flour – which we've had much more luck hunting down – into self raising flour with the addition of just one simple ingredient.

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How to make self raising flour

Making self raising flour really is a pretty simple task. In fact, many people opt to only stock plain flour in their home and add a raising agent as and when they need it. This is not only useful if you're looking to minimise storage space required, but is also an option worth considering if you don't tend to use self raising flour – which can lose its raising abilities – too often.

All you'll need is some plain flour and some baking powder and you're away. It really is that simple. In terms of quantities, we'd recommend adding two teaspoons of baking powder for every 150 grams of plain flour for the perfect alternative to self raising flour.

From there, you can bake to your heart's content, safe in the knowledge that your efforts will have plenty of rise.

Where to buy flour

McDougalls Self Raising Flour Large Size | £1.99 at British Corner Shop
Since when were corner shops online? Since now. And the British Corner Shop has plenty of goodies in stock, including self raising flour...View Deal

McDougalls Plain Flour Large Size | £1.99 at British Corner Shop
We told you that British Corner Shop have all the goodies. Plain flour in stock, as well as self raising? You bet.View Deal

Allinson Strong White Bread Flour 1.5Kg | £2.00 at Tesco
Yes! We've found flour, but we can't guarantee a delivery slot. Perfect for baking bread, as well as pizza dough, this strong white bread flour is unlikely to be around for long. So, if you shop at Tesco and have a regular delivery slot, best to get it in your basket before it's too late.View Deal

Heygates Culinary Flour 16kg | £14.99 at Amazon
You asked for flour and we delivered. This 16kg wholesale bag of flour is just what you need to ensure you don't run out anytime soon. Perfect for pastry, biscuits, cake and bread you'll be baking before you know it. Available in 100% recyclable packaging, you won't have to worry about impacting the Earth. Plus, delivery times aren't too bad compared with some that we've seen.View Deal

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