On Saturday, Vickie shared a recipe for biscuits that only required 2 ingredients: self-rising flour and whipping cream. I really wanted to try them, but I didn’t have self-rising flour and I definitely didn’t want to go out in the snow to get it, so I decided to make my own self-rising flour.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Sift the ingredients to thoroughly combine.
- Store unused portion in an airtight container.
Don’t have baking powder on hand? You can make that too!
How to Make Baking Powder (Recipe)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
Let’s say that hypothetically, you only had cake flour on hand but you want to make self-rising flour or just do some baking with a recipe that calls for all-purpose flour. I say hypothetically because what weirdo would keep cake flour on hand, but not all-purpose flour?
How to Substitute Cake Flour for All-Purpose Flour
For each cup of all-purpose flour substitute 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of cake flour.
So what if you had whipping cream, but a handsome man talked you into using it to top a pie, leaving you without whipping cream for Sunday Morning Biscuits?
Substitute for Whipping Cream
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup milk
Stir melted butter and milk together until combined. Yields 1 cup. This substitution works well when baking, but you cannot make whipped cream with it.
A glass works well as an improvised biscuit cutter.
I will let you decide how many substitutions were used in making 2 (or 5) Ingredient Biscuits.
What are your favorite make-do tips?