If you’re serious about eating well and saving money then making it yourself is the only way to go. The added benefit is that you can also avoid a lot of unnecessary ‘ingredients’ in the process. A perfect example of this is baking powder.
When you’re baking from scratch you have the option of using either self-raising flour or plain flour plus a raising agent such as baking powder.
Generally, I just buy plain flour. It saves confusion and means I don’t have to label the flour jar. I used to buy the commercially prepared baking powder but now I make my own.
The recipe is simple:
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 teaspoon Rice Flour
I usually make up enough for a small jar so I use larger measures but the same ratios.
¼ cup Baking Soda
½ cup Cream of Tartar
¼ cup of rice flour
Push the mixture through a sieve to ensure there are no lumps and that the ingredients are evenly mixed.
Transfer to an air-tight container or jar.
Cheap and easy!