Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Healthy Homeade Recipe for Baking Powder

Do you ever run out of baking powder at the worst times? Of course, I never realize it until after I have my stomach all primed for some goodie and have started to assemble the ingredients. I suddenly realize that I need 2 Tablespoons of the stuff and my container is sorely lacking! Well friends, don't send your kids to the neighbors. You can make it yourself from ingredients already in your pantry. Also, baking powder does go bad. If you don't bake a lot, you are better off making it yourself so it is always fresh! This recipe is also aluminum free unlike most commercial brands!

Ingredients for 1 Tbl. baking powder:1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon corn starch (optional-if you are going to make a batch and store it)

Mix the baking soda and cream of tartar together until well combined. Use immediately.

Making a batch to store? 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.

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