Make your own Baking Powder

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The difference between Baking Soda and Baking Powder is that baking soda requires an acid such as lemon to activate.  Baking powder uses a dried acid, than when mixed with water will activate.

Here is an easy way to make your own.

Baking Soda is alkaline – Potassium Bicarbonate.  It requires an acid to activate and create bubbles
vinegar, lemon, butter milk or sour milk
CO2 gasses are produced

Yeast: A live product of beer fermentation.  Cinnamon rolls, etc to rise breads

Cake yeast: dried yeast with corn meal

Compressed yeast cakes – only last a few days

1820 baking soda – pearl ash

1850 – Calcium Bicarbonate is better and replaced potassium bicarb

1865 – Baking soda plus corn starch plus a dried acid such as cream of tartar

Generic kuken dough recipe from germany

Baking powder will combine slowly on the shelf, leaving you with inactive baking powder in about 6 months.

To make your own baking powder

  • Use 1 TBL baking soda and 2 TBL cream of tartar
  • Measures spoon for spoon just as baking powder
  • Use within 1 month of making it


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