Plain flour and baking powder or SR flour?

(6 Posts)
Urv Fri 30-Aug-13 20:59:16

What is the difference? I always just use SR. Am I missing a trick?!

SR flour has raising agent in it, plain doesn't.

Sorry, half asleep. I always just use SR too. Occasionally if trying.a new recipe I'll do plain with baking powder but usually end up back with SR.

Artandtravel Sat 07-Sep-13 08:32:33

Self-raising flour ends up tasting more salty. But I use self raising myself as it's simpler. Write away for a fabulous Bero baking cookbook. Still making them after all these years.

bakingaddict Sat 07-Sep-13 08:53:31

I always use plain flour with baking powder simply because plain flour has more uses and I cant be bothered to buy both on a regular basis. SR you can only use for cakes but plain for pastry, biscuits etc.

Breadandwine Sun 08-Sep-13 12:34:00

Not so, bakingaddict - s/raising flour has many uses:

Pancakes - you only need to add water
Soda bread - just add water and salt (optional)
Cakes - as you've already said

Like you I can't be bothered with buying both plain and s/r, so I just have s/r

I have a post on my blog with what you can make with just flour and water:

nobreadisanisland.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/what-can-i-make-with-just-flour-and.html

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