Can you use self raising flour instead of plain flour and baking powder?

For example, if a recipe calls for 2 cups (so 250g) of all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt, you could just use just 2 cups of self-raising flour, but if you really want to be exact, you should use 2 cups + 3½ teaspoons of self-rising flour, because you also need to substitute 3
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What kind of flour do you use for cookies?

Flour. Most cookie recipes call for all-purpose or pastry flour. If you use bread flour with its high gluten protein content, or cake flour, which is high in starch, you'll end up with cookies that tend to spread less when you bake them.
  • What kind of flour do you use for cookies?

    Flour. Most cookie recipes call for all-purpose or pastry flour. If you use bread flour with its high gluten protein content, or cake flour, which is high in starch, you'll end up with cookies that tend to spread less when you bake them.
  • Can you use cake flour to make cookies?

    One option for softer, more delicate cookies is substituting cake flour for all-purpose flour. You can use it, but it might make some cookies a little crumbly since it doesn't give as much structure as the all-purpose.
  • What is the role of flour in baking?

    Flour provides the structure in baked goods. Wheat flour contains proteins that interact with each other when mixed with water, forming gluten. It is this elastic gluten framework which stretches to contain the expanding leavening gases during rising. The protein content of a flour affects the strength of a dough.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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