Monday, July 18, 2011

Homemade Baking Powder

Baking powder is a key ingredient in many cake, cookie and bread recipes; but that doesn't mean you have to pay someone else to make it. Here's how to make your own baking powder:

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch (optional)

Mix the baking soda and cream of tartar together until well combined. Use immediately.
Yield: One tablespoon of baking powder.

To store baking powder: Add a teaspoon of corn starch to the mixture, and stir. This will absorb any moisture from the air, and prevent the baking powder from reacting before you need it. Store in an air-tight container.

Did You Know? Most commerically-produced baking powder contains aluminum--sodium aluminum sulfate to be exact. Make your own baking powder, and keep your baked goods aluminum-free.

Be provident and make your own. Remember "Buy Hard, Make Easy". You can order Cream of Tartar in bulk at a great price from places like Amazon, or San Francisco Herb Company. Just look around the internet for the best price.

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