Self-Rising vs Regular Flour - Can I Use Regular?

Does it HAVE to be self-rising flour? I never use it and would have to run out and buy it especially for this recipe. Regular would work? If not, why?

Shirley Scoggins
Salmon Croquettes
Recipe question for: Salmon Croquettes


Happygoin October 1, 2019
Yes, BeijingRose, the baking powder in the self-rising flour is why you get such good “puff”.

Plain flour won’t puff on its own.
BeijingRose October 1, 2019
I always use self-rising as it puffs up a little better and makes the croquettes more lightly crispy. You can try it with plain flour if you want, but I cannot answer for the results. I also use self-rising flour in my latkes and it works perfectly. Thanks for asking!
Happygoin September 30, 2019
No, unfortunately you can’t use them interchangeably. Self-rising flour has baking powder and salt in it. Flour is simply flour.

But there are any number of recipes for making your own self-rising flour on the web. Just google for one.

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