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Can I Make Bread with Self-Rising Flour?

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Self-rising flour is a type of flour that has salt and chemical leavening, baking powder, already added into it. Self-rising flour can be used to make a type of bread called a “quick bread” but it cannot be used as a substitute for yeast in a traditional yeast bread.


Yeast functions very differently than baking powder. Yeast needs time, fermentation, to feed and make the dough rise, while baking powder begins working as soon as it is hydrated.

If you would like to make bread using self-rising flour, choose a quick bread that does not call for yeast. Irish soda bread can be made with self-rising flour and a basic quick-bread loaf can also be made using self-rising flour. Self-rising flour also works beautifully to make biscuits.

Bread Recipes that Can be Made with Self-Rising Flour