Your Kitchen Rules: When to Use It: All purpose means just that - our most versatile flour for any recipe that simply calls for flour. Strong enough to take high-rising yeast breads to new height. And mellow enough to make your family's favorite pie crust recipe to flaky perfection (even without sifting). Gold Medal. All purpose is made of the stuff you can trust. A blend of pure white hard and soft wheat so every bite looks and tastes its absolute best. Measure it: Spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and level off with a knife. No sifting necessary. Substitute it: All-purpose flour can be used in recipes calling for self-rising flour. For each cup of flour in the recipe, add 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cups per Pound: There are 3-1/3 cups of flour per pound and about 40 cups per 12-lb bag.
Safe Handling Instructions: To prevent illness from naturally occurring bacteria in wheat flour, do not eat or play with raw dough. Wash hands and surfaces after handling.
Store it: Thousands of years ago, flour was stored in cool, dry caves, but any airtight container or tightly-sealable freezer bag in your kitchen (or fridge or freezer for long-term storage) will do just fine. Just bring to room temperature before using.