adjective Cookery.

rising without the addition of leaven: self-rising pancake flour.

Origin of self-rising

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-rising

Historical Examples of self-rising

  • Many a batch of flap jacks have I stirred up in that old coffee pot, paying the sutler 25 cents a pound for self-rising flour.

    Drum Taps in Dixie

    Delavan S. Miller

  • Boston Brown Bread Flour is self-rising, on the principle of the flapjack flour.

    Camp and Trail

    Stewart Edward White