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

    salads! 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

  3. Butter Puff Biscuit Dough – Faster, Easier, and Not Great for Shortcake

    Tue, 23 Jun 2015

    As promised, this is the puff pastry-like dough I used in the apple roses video, and while not exactly “ quick and easy,” this was definitely quicker and easier. Just don’t try and make strawberry shortcake with this stuff. I wanted to use this dough as the centerpiece of our strawberry shortcake video, but unfortunately the cold pastry was way too hard to cut with a spoon, and so I ended up using a much more traditional, and user-friendly biscuit.     That aside, as a puff pastry substitute, I think this was a huge success. Hopefully, you saw this in action in the apple roses video , which, by the way, was done with scraps. Besides fruit tarts, I’d love to try this for things like ham and cheese turnovers, and chocolate croissants. With that in mind, I hope any and all successful experiments with this dough will be shared on social media; mostly so I can copy your ideas. By the way, there seems to a little controversy on YouTube as to the exact number of layers we got, so what say you? I hope you give this butter puff biscuit dough a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cups self-rising flour (You can make you own by sifting together 2 cups of all-purpose flour with 1 tablespoon baking powder , and 1 teaspoon fine salt) 3/4 cup cold water (add enough water to make a soft, but not sticky dough) *7 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter (a stick is 8 tablespoons) *I grated on about 4 tablespoons for the first application, and about 3 tablespoons for the second. - I generally bake this stuff at 400 F.   Time will depend on what it’s being used for.

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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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