Can You Use Self-Rising Flour To Make Soft Pretzels?


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Robin Burden Profile
Robin Burden answered
Yup, you sure can! Essentially, self rising flour is just flour with added salt and a mixed-in leavening agent like baking powder. (It's called self-raising flour in the UK.)

So, if you're making pretzels with a recipe that calls for regular flour, you can use self-rising flour by simply omitting one spoon of salt, and most (if not all) of the baking powder.

Making soft pretzels with self-rising flour
There's nothing more delicious than freshly-baked soft pretzels. Nothing.

The recipe I use includes self-rising flour and, personally, I wouldn't have it any other way. I find that self-rising flour always gives food an even and more balanced consistency, whereas I never seem to get the ratio of flour to baking soda quite right when I'm using regular flour.

If you're think of baking up some soft pretzels, here's the list of ingredients you'll need:

  • 250ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 440g of self-rising flour
  • 1 egg
You can find a full recipe for how to cook up the treats right here. Don't forget to send me some photos of your baked goods! (this is my G+ profile link).
John  Hamilton Profile
John Hamilton answered
Yes. That is the key ingredient.

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