Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Homemade Baking Powder {Tips-n-Tricks Tuesday}

   Oh wait...today is Tuesday? I thought it was Monday! Sometimes time sure does fly doesn't it?

   I don't think I've done this one before, so here goes.

   Did you know that baking powder is made out of  1 tsp baking soda and 2 tsp cream of tartar? Yup, it is!

   So why do you want to know this?
1. You can make baking powder if you don't have any.
2. You can figure out the substitution if you don't have cream of tartar in a recipe that calls for that and baking soda by using baking powder.
3. Many brands of baking powder have aluminum in it. By making your own, it doesn't have any aluminum in it.

   As an extra tip, I've heard it suggested to use 1 tsp corn starch when storing it so it will absorb the moisture and keep the baking powder from reacting.

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