This morning, when the Damsel logged onto one of her favorite websites and saw a recipe for this, she got excited because her garden overfloweth with raspberries.
But when she saw the ingredient list included self-rising flour, the raspberry cobbler train came to a screeching halt. The Damsel didn’t have any, and felt grumpy about buying a special, expensive flour. Normally she buys flour when it’s on sale, hundreds of pounds at a time, so she lost her enthusiasm for this recipe.
Then she found out what self-rising flour is. It’s nothing more than regular “all-purpose” flour, with a little baking powder and salt added. If that’s all it is, then Recipe Saved.
Measure 2 cups all-purpose flour into a sifter. **SIFTER ALERT** Yes, a sifter. The Damsel has used a sifter more this week than she has her whole life. It’s okay. It will only hurt for a minute.
Add one tablespoon baking powder. Behold the glory of the world’s biggest baking powder canister, residing in the Damsel’s kitchen.
One teaspoon regular, ordinary, everyday salt.
Sift into a container. That’s it. You COULD conceivably stir this well enough to avoid the evil sifter, since the lightness of the product is not an issue here. It’s just a matter of making sure it is well-mixed. Do as you see fit. The Damsel will keep her comments to herself.
If you want to keep this for later, just keep it tightly covered and cool, like you would for baking powder. This recipe just by chance happens to be the exact amount necessary to make the afore-mentioned raspberry cobblers, so the Damsel won’t be saving it for later. Nope.