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Plain flour and baking powder or SR flour?

(6 Posts)
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

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.

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.

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.

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

Urv Fri 30-Aug-13 20:59:16

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

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