When I do a recipe I always call for the self raising flour for cakes and cookies. So I know in some countries you are unable to find the self raising flour. If you have to go through a recipe which calls for cake flour try doing it in this way. Both will work like a charm.
Adding baking powder and salt to plain flour is really simple and easy. Make a big batch and keep for cakes or multiply the amounts and do for the recipe calls for self raising flour.
Commercially we use cake flour for baking. It gives a soft texture to the cakes . So use this simple method with corn flour to get the same texture as in shop bought cakes. I know you will love these two methods that will save your money and time too.
For the self raising Flour
- 1 cup plain flour
- 11/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt.
- Add 1 cup plain flour and 11/2 tsp baking powder with 1/4 tsp baking powder in to a sifter. Sift all together 3 times to bowl and the self raising flour is ready.
For the cake flour
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp. corn flour
- Put one cup of flour in to a mixing bowl and take 2 tablespoons of flour out. Add 2 table of corn flour in to the flour. Sift 3 times. So the cake flour is ready.