self-rising

[ self-rahy-zing ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈraɪ zɪŋ /

adjective Cooking.

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

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Origin of self-rising

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Example sentences from the Web for self-rising

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

    Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White
  • 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