Self raising wholemeal flour

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kah22

Self raising wholemeal flour

I want to have a go at baking Delia's carrot cake. The recipe calls for 200g wholemeal self-raising flour but I can't find this flour in any of my local shops.

A Goggle search shows that I can make standard self-raising flour by combining 125g all purpose flour with 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.

If making wholemeal self-raising flour will these proportions remain the same or would I need to increase or decrease the amount of baking powder and/or salt used considering that this is a stronger flour?

My calculations would suggest 200g wholemeal + 1 3/4 tsp baking powder and a small 1/2 tsp salt. Is the salt an essential element or could it be left out?

In addition to wholemeal self-raising flour the recipe calls for the inclusion of 1tsp bicarbonate of soda

Many thanks for your comments

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SonyaK

Self raising wholemeal flour

I never buy SR wholemeal as I don't use it enough. I just add b.p. as for white flour and I never add any salt!!
Add the bicarb. soda as well, if that's what the recipe calls for.
I would think 200g wholemeal would only need 1 1/2 tsp. b.p.

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Gerry

s-r wholewheat flour

You don't say where you live, kah22, but Waitrose sells it if you've one near.

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kah22

Self raising wholemeal flour

"You don't say where you live, kah22, but Waitrose sells it if you've one near."

Northern Ireland. Don't even know if Waitrose operate here.

But I'm like the previous contributor: I don't think I'd be using it enough to justify buying a full bag if I could make a small batch.

Delia's coffee cake does look delicious ! ! !

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Gerry

kah22, Waitrose said to be...

considering sites in greater Belfast, including Holywood and south and east Belfast

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Nausea Bagwash

WM S/R

I have bought some a week or two back but I've used it and thron away the packet. I'm pretty certain I got it from either Sainsbury's or Tesco.

In her Book of Cakes DS gives all sorts of different ratios of baking powder to WM flour.

I'd probably be inclined to look at the label on the baking powder to see what it suggests. WM is a bit heavier than white but you don't want to overdo it with the BP as it will affect the flavour of the finished cake.

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Spangles

Flour

I bought a bag of Allinsons wholemeal self raising flour from Sainsbury's £ 1.57 for 1kg.
I got it just to do this recipe, which really is the best carrot cake in the world. Once you've made it once you'll do it again and again, and the 1kg will soon be used up.

 
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