Meaning of self-raising flour in English:

self-raising flour

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfreɪzɪŋ ˈflaʊə/


mass nounBritish
  • Flour that has a raising agent already added.

    ‘Combine self-rising flour, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl.’
    • ‘Perhaps there's not really much of a demand for self-raising flour and caster sugar on British Saturdays anymore.’
    • ‘If you don't have self-raising flour, substitute every cup with 1 C of plain flour mixed with 1 t baking powder.’
    • ‘The only change is that self-raising flour is used instead of the more traditional plain flour mixed with tartaric acid and baking powder.’
    • ‘Then, Ma sends the right recipe, but it requires self-raising flour.’
    • ‘She is particularly keen to praise the labour-saving qualities of self-raising flour, which the group has only recently been able to afford.’
    • ‘As representative of everyday staple I would like to single out damper, a simple flat bread made of self-raising flour and hot water and baked on the hot ashes or on a wire over a small fire.’
    • ‘I bought new self-raising flour and mum came over and sat in the kitchen and watched my every move.’