Can all-purpose flour be substituted in recipes calling for self-rising flour? —M.H., Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
No, all-purpose flour cannot be substituted for self-rising flour because self-rising flour contains a leavening agent. Self-rising flour is made from all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. The good news is you can easily make your own self-rising flour. For each cup, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup, then add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.