For today's post, I once again ran into an ingredient I needed and didn't have in my cupboard!
Transforming Your All-Purpose Flour into Some More
I will never again let the need for one of these ingredients stop me from trying a recipe. I am prepping for a busy cake weekend and making a first attempt at an old recipe which called for cake flour. A while back I needed self-rising flour and figured out I could make my own (see recipe below), so I decided to start by seeing if I could make cake flour instead running to the store. Sure enough, along with bread flour and pastry flour which I will have to try also at some point ... in all reality I would get a thrill out of being the little red hen and doing it all from scratch (sometimes I wonder if I was born into the right era)!
Homemade Cake Flour
1 cup minus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
Combine ingredients. Sift together (A mesh strainer or sieve works great). Store in an airtight container.
Homemade Self-Rising Flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Combine ingredients. Sift together. Store in an airtight container.
I will need to try out pastry flour and bread flour sometime!