Make Your Own Baking Powder
If you’ve disappointingly found an empty packet at the back of your cupboard, you might be wondering if it’s possible to make your own baking powder. The answer to that is yes! Baking powder is typically created out of three ingredients which most keen bakers tend to have hanging around their kitchens. These are:
· Bicarbonate of soda
· Cream of tartar
While the bicarbonate of soda (an alkaline) and cream of tartar (an acid) will react with each other when baked in a batter, the cornflour is simply there to stop them from reacting when the powder is being stored. If you’re going to use your homemade baking powder straight away though, you can skip adding the cornflour.
If you’re keen to learn how to make your own baking powder you can use immediately, we’ve got the perfect recipe which contains just two ingredients! Use it to help leaven bread without the need of yeast or to achieve the perfect fluffy consistency in all your cakes, cookies and muffins.
The formula for our homemade baking powder recipe couldn’t be easier to follow. For every teaspoon of baking powder your chosen baking recipe requires, simply combine ¼ of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with ½ a teaspoon of cream of tartar.
If you want to make a big batch of homemade baking powder which you can use time and time again, mix one part bicarbonate of soda and one part cornflour with two parts cream of tartar. You can then store this in a box in your cupboard and use it whenever you have a craving for your favourite baked goods!