Lately, our stores have been having trouble stocking shelves and flour is at a minimum. But self-rising flour is always stocked. I think because a lot of people don’t have self-rising flour recipes on hand.
That’s crazy to me because self-rising flour (also spelled as self-raising flour) is so much easier to work with than flour and yeast because, well, you don’t need yeast.
That’s the real benefit of self-rising flour. You don’t have to wait for the dough to rise and/or yeast to activate before baking.
If you’re totally unfamiliar with self-rising flour, don’t worry. After the list of recipes, we have a bunch of tips about self-rising flour to help you get comfortable with it.
15+ Self-Rising Flour Recipes
These recipes using self-rising flour are broken into three categories. There’s bread/bagels using self-rising flour, meals/snacks using self-rising flour, and desserts using self-rising flour.
Breads/Bagels Using Self-Rising Flour
1. Flax Seed Bagels
It’s so easy to make homemade bagels using self-rising flour. And, these ones are even easier because they don’t require a water bath like a lot of homemade bagels require.
2. Impostor Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Dinner rolls are so easy to whip up when you make these Impostor Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Sure, you could by a box of Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits mix, but why would you?
3. Beer Bread
This Beer Bread recipe is such a big hit. A light lager works perfectly with the cheese and self-rising flour to create a moist bread. And don’t worry. The alcohol cooks out of the bread, so you’re not eating this and getting drunk.
4. Rainbow Bagels
These Rainbow Bagels are so fun. They’re a little more work than the bagels above because you have to dye the dough, but it’s worth it for this amazing result.
Meals/Snacks Using Self-Rising Flour
5. Pita Chips
It’s so incredibly easy to make pita chips using self-rising flour. The hardest part is deciding what delicious dip to dip these into.
Everyone loves homemade pizza. But no one really loves the waiting of the homemade dough to rise. When you use self-rising flour, you don’t need to wait, making this an easy weeknight dinner idea.
7. Meatball Calzones
Homemade or frozen meatballs, plus cheese and sauce, are stuffed into a calzone dough made with self-rising flour to make this easy dinner idea.
8. White Pizza
White pizza is really tasty. Instead of a using a red sauce, you make a sauce from ricotta cheese. Use it on top of dough made with self-rising flour for an easy pizza night.
9. Pizza Bagels
If a full pizza is too much, you can make bagels using self-rising flour and use them to make pizza bagels.
10. Barbecue Chicken Flatbread
Flatbreads are a fun, and pretty light, dinner idea. This Barbecue Chicken Flatbread is made using self-rising flour and topped with chicken and cheese.
11. Shredded Chicken And Arugula Flatbread
If the above flatbread sounded good but a little too heavy, this Shredded Chicken And Arugula Flatbread, which uses self-rising flour in the dough, is a little lighter with less cheese.
12. Cheesy Garlic Dough Balls
These pull-apart Cheesy Garlic Dough Balls are so easy to make for a party appetizer. Make the dough with self-rising flour, fill it with cheese, and bake.
13. Heart-Shaped Pizza
This Heart-Shaped Pizza is a really cute idea for Valentine’s Day. If you don’t feel like going out for dinner, just make heart-shaped pizzas from self-rising flour and eat at home.
Desserts Using Self-Rising Flour
14. Homemade Pop Tarts
Depending on how your day is going, Homemade Pop Tarts can either be breakfast or dessert. Since these are homemade, you can fill them with your favorite jelly or jam and customize them to your taste buds.
16. Cinnamon Rolls
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are pretty easy to make at home. Well, the recipe is easy. The rolling of them is a different story. But, once you make them with this self-rising flour recipe, you’ll want to make them again and again and you’ll be a pro and rolling them out.
Self-Rising Flour Recipes: Frequently Asked Questions
If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can add a few ingredients to all purpose flour to turn it into a self-rising flour substitute.
Use 1-cup all purpose flour, 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Sift the three ingredients together, then substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour.
If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can’t substitute all purpose flour by itself.
If you have self-rising flour, and you have a recipe that calls for all-purpose flour and baking powder, you can use the self-rising flour in place of the baking powder and the all-purpose flour. The recipe won’t exactly be the same, but it’s an okay swap in a pinch.
You don’t need to add yeast to self-rising flour. That’s the beauty of it. Self-rising flour already has ingredients in it to make it proof and rise.
If you add yeast to self-rising flour, your dough will over-proof and will not bake properly.
Order Self-Rising Flour Online
In stores, self-rising flour is found neat the rest of the flour. That’s generally in the baking aisle. There are a bunch of different flours — bread flour, 00 flour, whole wheat flour, etc. — so be sure to read the packages to make sure you’re picking up the right flour to make these recipes.
If, for some reason, you can’t find self-rising flour in your local grocery store, you can order self-rising flour online.
Which of these self-rising flour recipes are you going to try first? Leave a comment to let us know.