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Self-Rising Flour Substitute

Self Rising Flour Substitute

One cup self-rising flour equals: 

1 cup all-purpose flour, plus
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, plus
1/8 teaspoons salt.
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Where to Buy Puto Molds?

I always make puto at home, especially when my daughter craves for it. Puto is a Filipino Rice Cake that is even more delicious with your favorite toppings like cheese, salted eggs, or butter.

I am making them using jelly cups, muffin trays, and round pans. But it doesn’t look the same as the traditional puto in the Philippines. I want  it just the right size and shape, and this puto molds would do the job perfectly, just the way I like it.

I want to have this puto molds. They’re really cute and colorful (the color doesn’t matter though but it’s really attractive isn’t it?)

I want to buy these puto molds. I hope I could have it before May comes in. My friend is going to have a baby shower very soon, and I am thinking to make puto or puto pao to bring on the said occasion. Can someone please tell me where to buy these colorful puto molds? I couldn’t find like this here in New Zealand but there’s one on Amazon. It’s not colorful but I guess it doesn’t matter…

This is how it looks like

Mini Egg Tart Molds Small Pie Muffin Cupcake Pans Tins Dishes Round Non Stick Baking Cups Bakeware for Cake Cookie Cheesecake Pudding Aluminum Mould 12 Pcs

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How to Make Unleavened Bread?

This is a part of my daughter’s activity at school. They learned how to make unleavened bread, and so in the weekends, my daughter taught me how to make it too. Unleavened bread is a flat bread that doesn’t use leavening agents. These flat breads holds special religious significance to adherent Judaism and Christianity.

Jews consume unleavened bread such as matzo during passover.

Unleavened bread is used in the Christian liturgy when celebrating Eucharist.

Now, after some knowledge about it, here is the recipe in making unleavened bread.

3 cups flour
2 tbsp oil or butter
3 large eggs
1/2 cup water or milk
1 tsp. salt
1. Combine dry ingredients. 
2. Combine eggs and oil, then beat. 
3. Add eggs to flour. Add milk, then beat for 2-3 minutes. 
4. Mold the dough into a flat circle, or in any shape that you prefer, put in a greased tray, and bake for 20 minutes in a hot oven (450 degrees).
Share and enjoy with family and friends!!!
Source: Best Bread Recipes
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How to Make Cake Flour Substitute…

In some countries like New Zealand, cake flour is not available or maybe I just can’t find one. But, let’s not pass a great recipe just because we don’t have ingredients on hand. Here is a handy substitute for cake flour…

1. Mix 1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour with 1/4 cup of cornstarch. This yields 2 cups of cake flour for your recipe.
2. An easy way to do this is to put 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch into the bottom of a 1 cup measure, then fill to the top with flour.
3. Sift the flour withyour dry ingredients as usual.

Source: Cupcake Craze