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asked January 10th 2013

Alternatives for self raising flour and bicarb soda

Hi everybody! I would like to try Paul’s recipe for the Chocolate Cake. Unfortunately in Germany where I live it is almost impossible to find both self raising flour and bicarb soda. Do you know if using normal baking powder one can get the same results? In the case, could you please tell me the quantities? Usually they suggest to use 1 bag of powder for 0,5kg flour, but this recipe uses pretty heavy ingredients and I don’t know if one should put a little more?

Thanks for any advice in advance! 🙂


Hi smoking81

I hope this helps http://www.ehow.com/how_8065997_make-plain-flour-baking-powder.html. You can also google ‘how to make self raising flour from plain’. If a recipe calls for baking soda I usually use 2 teaspoons of baking powder as = to 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Hope this helps.


thanks! 🙂

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