Self-Rising Flour

Self-rising flour is a type of flour that has baking powder and salt already mixed into it. It is a convenient option for baking because it eliminates the need for measuring and combining separate leavening agents. The baking powder provides the flour with the ability to rise, making it suitable for recipes that require a leavening agent, such as biscuits, pancakes, and certain types of cakes. The salt in self-rising flour adds flavor to the baked goods. It’s important to note that when using self-rising flour in a recipe, adjustments to the amount of baking powder and salt specified in the original recipe may be necessary, as the self-rising flour already contains these ingredients. Self-rising flour is readily available in grocery stores, but it can also be made at home by combining all-purpose flour with baking powder and salt in the right proportions.

In response to the idea that you can make a pan pizza using self-rising flour, a well-known Italian chef responded by noting that it’s fine for you do that. Just don’t call it a pizza. Call it pan-baked tomato pancake. Anything, but not pizza.