Sunday, December 7, 2008

Homemade Baking Powder

Baking powder is an essential ingredient for many recipes but, unfortunately, most brands contain sodium aluminum sulfate. This is a quick and easy way to make your own aluminum-free baking powder.

1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon corn starch (optional, but recommended if you are going to store it)

Combine the ingredients well.

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.

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