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Self raising flour and icing sugar

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Do we get these things in coop or migros? If yes then with what name?
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Re: Self raising flour and icing sugar

Icing sugar is puderzucker in German, sucre glace in French from either migros or COOP. Sucre en poudre or sucre semoule in French is caster sugar.
Self raising flour you need to get from expat shops, some Asian shops or online. Alternatively you can make it yourself by adding baking powder to plain flour.

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Re: Self raising flour and icing sugar

Because i'm feeling really helpful i walked to the kitchen and took a photo..

All purchased locally.
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Re: Self raising flour and icing sugar

Recipes all over the Internet - for example

http://www.nigella.com/kitchen-queri...ing-Flour/3056
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Re: Self raising flour and icing sugar

We always bring back SR flour when we go to the UK- but yes, easy to make your own.
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Because i'm feeling really helpful i walked to the kitchen and took a photo..

All purchased locally.
The McDougall flours were presumably bought at Jims... which might be local to you but sadly not everyone. And that place counts as an expat shop anyway.
If you found it somewhere else (Coop, Placette/Manor maybe), be kind and just say.
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Do we get these things in coop or migros?
Try New Asia oriental market but be prepared to pay. I have seen them here in Basel.
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The McDougall flours were presumably bought at Jims... which might be local to you but sadly not everyone. And that place counts as an expat shop anyway.
If you found it somewhere else (Coop, Placette/Manor maybe), be kind and just say.
Our local COOP (Signy Centre) often carries stuff like the brown sugar, SR flour, OXO cubes, Branston pickle, walkers crisps, Irn Bru, Ribena..

For that reason we don't shop much at Jims.. However since I don't remember where everything in the cupboard came from, it might have come from there.

** Other expat shops are available all over switzerland
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Re: Self raising flour and icing sugar

Baslers have been known to call icing sugar 'Staubzucker' (dust sugar) instead of 'Puderzucker' (powder sugar). Be careful if you try it yourself though as you might find yourself taking a vacuum cleaner home by mistake.
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The McDougall flours were presumably bought at Jims... which might be local to you but sadly not everyone. And that place counts as an expat shop anyway.
If you found it somewhere else (Coop, Placette/Manor maybe), be kind and just say.
Some online expat shops offer this (and other stuffs):
https://www.britshop.ch/__product/39...g-Flour-125-kg

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http://www.americanmarket.ch/index.h...t=d344_03.html

&
http://www.jims.ch/categories/Home+Baking/346/
I haven't used any of these, apart from when they are at expat fairs (and the shop in Ouchy/Lausanne- but it so turns out that I can find what I need between Coop, Migros, and Globus).
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Re: Self raising flour and icing sugar

Thanks for this post - but what about moist Brown Sugar? (not the one you'll find in Coop)
- anywhere near Zürich
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Self raising flour and icing sugar

Make your own brown sugar. Lots of recipes online. General rule of thumb - Get some good quality molasses and mix it with sugar, 1:10 ratio. Tweak to your level of brown. Mix with your hands, spoon, mixer.
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Thanks for this post - but what about moist Brown Sugar? (not the one you'll find in Coop)
- anywhere near Zürich
Globus, Jelmoli, www.schwarzenbach.ch
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