Baking Powder

Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods such as muffins, cakes, scones and biscuits.

Recipes

  1. Golden Yeast Biscuits

    These tender, light biscuits made with yeast, baking powder and baking soda conjure up memories of grandma's kitchen.

  2. Orange Popovers

    Grace Parisi loves popovers, but baking them can be tricky: They don't always rise as they should. For these foolproof ones, Grace adds a bit of baking powder to the batter and chooses to use a regular (not nonstick) muffin tin.

  3. Real Cornbread

    This traditional cornbread is made without flour, isn't sweet and has a crumbly texture. You can change the adaptable recipe to suit your cornbread preference. For a variation, substitute 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for the baking powder and use buttermilk instead of milk. If you're looking for a more ...

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Articles

  1. Baking Soda & Baking Powder : Know Your Label Lingo

    Thu, 29 Nov 2012

    are you mixed up baking soda and baking powder , a common mistake. Arm yourself ..... difference between baking soda and baking powder (and what to do if you only have ..... it well, and freeze it. “ Baking Powder ” This gets a bit confusing

  2. 25 Days of Christmas Cookies: Best-of-the-Season Gingerbread

    Fri, 14 Dec 2012

    That’s generally true today, but vinegar was a common cookie ingredient in the days before baking powder was invented. Until baking powder came into existence in 1843, people needed an acid to react with the baking soda in their baked goods so

  3. Whole-Grain Blueberry Scones – Because a “Muffsconut” Isn’t a Thing

    Sat, 25 Apr 2015

    I was brainstorming some ideas for using up a cup of nearly perfect blueberries, and was waffling between muffins, donuts, and biscuits. I finally decided on a biscuit-like triangle, spiced subtly with essence of old-fashioned donut. I’m calling it a scone because I cut it into a triangle. There’s just something un-American about a triangular biscuit, so you Brits will just have to keep a stiff upper lip about this not being an actual scone. I used my new favorite, sprouted spelt flour, but I’m guessing this will work with whatever you roll with. You’ll also want to keep an eye on them in the oven, as the baking times will vary depending on the exact shape and thickness. They’re done when they’re well browned, and you see blueberry juices bubbling out through the top and sides. These have that someone loves me look, especially if you do the recommended sugar-crust top, which is why I’m thinking these would be nice for Mother’s Day, or any other brunch/breakfast-in-bed type situations. I hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 8 Whole-Grain Blueberry Scones: 2 cups spelt flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp fine salt 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 2 tbsp white sugar, optional 4 ounces ice cold butter (1/2 cup aka 1 stick)   1 cup blueberries 3/4 cup cold buttermilk - 425F.for about 25 minutes

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Videos

  1. How to Make Scones

    Tue, 14 Feb 2012

    flour; 1/4 cup of sugar; 2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder ; 1/8 teaspoon of salt; 1/3 cup of cold butter ..... large bowl, we are going to add our flour, our sugar, baking powder and salt. Give that a little stir. Then, we're

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    2 cups of all-purpose flour; 1/4 cup of sugar; 2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder ; 1/8 teaspoon of salt; 1/3 cup of cold butter, cut into pieces; 1 egg; 1/2 cup of whipping cream; 1-1/2 teaspoons of
    a large bowl, we are going to add our flour, our sugar, baking powder and salt. Give that a little stir. Then, we're going to add in our butter pieces. So, in they go. Now, if
  2. How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

    Thu, 16 Feb 2012

    1/2 teaspoon of baking soda; 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder ; 1 egg; 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla; 1-1/4 cups ..... And, we're going to add in our baking soda and our baking powder . Okay. So, let's go back in and let's give this

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    we'll use brown sugar. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda; 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder ; 1 egg; 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla; 1-1/4 cups of all-purpose flour; and a little bit of granulated sugar on the side. Okay,
    sugar. And, we're going to add in our baking soda and our baking powder . Okay. So, let's go back in and let's give this another mix until these ingredients are well-combined. Okay, so I'm going to
  3. How to Make Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Tue, 14 Feb 2012

    halved; 2 cups of all-purpose flour; 1 tablespoon of baking powder ; 1/2 teaspoon of salt; 1/4 teaspoon of ground ..... moment. Now, in a medium bowl, we want to combine our baking powder , our nutmeg and our salt. Give that a little stir

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    pineapple, cored and halved; 2 cups of all-purpose flour; 1 tablespoon of baking powder ; 1/2 teaspoon of salt; 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg; 1/2 cup of butter, softened; 1 cup of granulated sugar; 2 eggs; 1
    a moment. Now, in a medium bowl, we want to combine our baking powder , our nutmeg and our salt. Give that a little stir. And, we'll set that aside too. That nutmeg is going to go
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Food Blogs We Love

  1. CakeSpy for Craftsy: Baking Soda Versus Baking Powder

    Thu, 24 Oct 2013

    Baking soda and baking powder . What's the dif? Find out on Craftsy, in this beautiful and thorough article I wrote .

  2. Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    What is the difference between baking soda and baking powder ? Is it time to stop the baked good mash-ups? , asks UK publication Bakery I wanna visit: Copenhagen Pastry, Culver City

  3. Baker's Dozen: A Batch of Sweet Links!

    Fri, 30 Nov 2012

    My kind of cake pop: a two-parter, and cute to boot! Here's a snowy snickerdoodle recipe from my mom. How to pie someone in the face: thankfully, there is a tutorial. Who invented baking powder ? Shed some light, here. Cupcake...chalk? How sweet! Perfect for doing stuff like this.  (pictured: side) ...

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How To

  1. How to Make Pancakes

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 2 ..... large bowl whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder , salt, and allspice. Separate eggs and whisk egg

  2. How to Make Sugar Cookies

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    cup butter, softened 1-1/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2-1 ..... speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of the sugar, the baking powder , and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of

  3. How to Make Apple Pie

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    granulated sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 ounces (1/2 cup) chilled, unsalted butter, cut ..... a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder . Chill for 20 to 30 minutes. Place the flour mixture

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