Salt, flour, and a leavening agent are combined to make self-rising flour. While self-rising flour is not traditionally used in conjunction with bread machines, it can be used as a substitute for bread flour.
Because self-rising flour contains baking soda and salt, making bread in a bread machine differs slightly. It also does not stand up to the rigorous kneading produced by a bread machine, nor does bread flour. Therefore, if you must use self-rising flour in a bread machine, you must make several changes to the standard bread-making process.
First, combine all of the liquids in the bread machine pan. The order of the ingredients is critical in order to keep them inert before mixing begins. To combine effectively with the yeast, the liquids should be at room temperature.
Fill the bread machine halfway with self-rising flour. Add small amounts of self-rising flour at a time to form a powder layer on top of the liquid. Continue to add the self-rising flour until the recipe's amount is reached.
Combine the remaining dry ingredients and seasonings in a mixing bowl. The specific ingredients added to the mixture are determined by the bread recipe. Because self-rising flour already has a high salt content, cut your recipe's salt intake in half.
In the center of the self-rising flour, make a well or indentation. Fill the center of the well with yeast. This shields the yeast from contact with the liquids. When the liquids and yeast come into contact prior to mixing, the yeast becomes active and causes a mess in the machine.
Snap the bread machine pan into the bread machine's proper position. Choose the bread cycle you want to use for your recipe. Set your bread machine's timer according to the bread recipe. To begin the bread-making process, press the start button.
The type of flour used in the bread machine affects the texture of the bread. This is because the amount of protein in each bread type varies. Bread flour is best used in a bread machine because it contains a lot of protein, which helps the bread rise and has a good texture.