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nerddigestive
December 28th, 2015, 08:40 PM
I make cupcakes and sponges using this recipe:

For 8 cupcakes:

4oz Self-raising flour
4oz Unsalted butter
4oz Caster sugar
2 large eggs

It is commonly called "Four, four, four and two" as an easy way of remembering it. You can of course add vanilla or chocolate or lemon to give it flavour.

Does anyone else use the same recipe/system?

northy
January 1st, 2016, 01:51 PM
I use this if I'm in a rush. I prefer my other recipe which doesn't use self raising flour.

nerddigestive
January 1st, 2016, 08:02 PM
I use this if I'm in a rush. I prefer my other recipe which doesn't use self raising flour.
Self-raising flour is just regular strong white flour with a teaspoon of baking powder or sodium bicarbonate though?

northy
January 2nd, 2016, 06:16 PM
Self-raising flour is just regular strong white flour with a teaspoon of baking powder or sodium bicarbonate though?
That's roughly what it is.
I dislike using it because I can fiddle with the ratio if I do them separately.