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equivalent to self raising flour

Posted by enthuisiasm - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Janouk - 3 years ago

Yes farine gateaux has got rasing agent in it and to all intents and purposes is SR flour, I just find a little of the levure chimique is nice for extra lightness for some recipes - If I'm making fruit cakes I don't add it.

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Posted by firestarter-435430 - 3 years ago

If you look carefully on the farine de gateaux it will say on the packet 'avec poudre levant'

I've bought this and it is the same as normal self-raising flour.

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Posted by Janouk - 3 years ago

Super U and Netto also do their own brand Farine a gateaux and I have used both, but like others I also add some levure chimique (a teaspoon or so depending how much flour)

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Posted by staffordian - 3 years ago

I could not make a satisfactory Victoria Sandwich here,despite using all the recommended flours,so changed to Lidl and have never had a problem,just add baking powder and your away.

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Posted by Karen-381938 - 3 years ago

You can make your own SR flour using 2tsp baking powder to every 150g or 6oz plain flour.

I always used to use the Francine farine gateaux, but it's so much more expensive than plain flour which I buy from Lidl or Aldi. I've tried my own the last couple of times I've made cakes and it seems fine. Obviously if you recipe specifies SR flour plus baking powder, then you add extra

This is from Nigella. Apparently she no longer suggests SR flour inher recipe books to save on storage and also to save it losing its efficacity if you don't use it very often.

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Posted by blossoming - 3 years ago

hi I would recommend you use farine gateaux but add a sachet of levure chimique as well it works best.

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Posted by enthuisiasm - 3 years ago

thank you kindly for quick replies Without the Anglo Forum I would be lost.

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Posted by orme2 - 3 years ago

There is also Francine farine à gateaux which can be found in most supermarkets.

 

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Posted by tilts - 3 years ago

hi

i use Faine a Gateaux, it already has a raising agent and works just the same as SR. I buy the make Chabrior which is available at Intermarche.