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Can I make Bechamel w self rising flour? That's all I have in the cabinet!

asked by Wellington Wizard about 5 years ago

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added about 5 years ago

I wouldn't use self rise flour, it has baking powder in it. That said I have never tried it so don't know how it will work. Do you have cornstarch? Maybe you could use that.

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added about 5 years ago

If you use the self rising flour, it might fizz up from the leavener, but that should cook off. It might introduce an off taste, though, and both baking powder and salt added to the flour would increase the sodium, so you'd have to be cautious not to over salt.

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added about 5 years ago

Your milk will most likely curdle as well. Self raising flour really isn't appropriate for bechamel.

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