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. Creamy Corn Pudding – Perfect for Holidays, Weekdays, and Weekday Holidays

    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

    Corn pudding doesn’t get the same attention as some other holiday side dishes, but it’s a real crowd-pleaser that pairs perfect with all your favorite special occasion meats.  It also looks, and tastes like you have to be a good cook to make, which happily you don’t. If you have a decent blender, or food processor, there isn’t much that can go wrong. If you are sans mechanical pureeing device, you can still make this by using the corn kernels whole. In fact, many corn pudding makers will leave some portion whole for texture, but as I said in the video, I like the smooth version best.   The pan under the baking dish is optional, and if you’re in a hurry, you can skip it, which will cut about 15 to 30 minutes off your cooking time; but I like that it slows the cooking, which I think improves the texture. You can do the same thing with a water bath, but that’s slightly more work, and this really isn’t that temperamental of a recipe. Speaking of cooking time, I used an 8” x 11” baking dish, which is kind of an odd size, so if you use the more common 9” x 12” casserole, you’ll have to test for doneness, as the batter will probably cook faster. Either way, if you’re looking for a special holiday side dish, or just something delicious to throw next to sausage on a Tuesday night, I really hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for a 12 portions: 2 pounds frozen yellow corn (buy premium quality) 3 tablespoons maple syrup 6 large eggs 1/2 cup milk 3 teaspoons kosher salt (1 1/2 teaspoon fine salt) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup melted butter, divided (2/3 for batter, 1/3 for baking dish) 1 1/2 cups heavy cream - Place baking dish on a sheet pan and bake at 350 F. for between 60 and 75 minutes, or until brown and just set. You may need to adjust for different size/shape baking dishes.  

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Videos

  1. How to Bake a Cake from Scratch

    Sat, 18 Feb 2012

    whites; 2 cups of all-purpose flour; 1 teaspoon of baking powder ; 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda; 1/2 teaspoon of ..... ingredients. So, we have our flour. We have our salt baking powder and baking soda. Now, those are you leavening agents

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    ingredients: 4 egg whites; 2 cups of all-purpose flour; 1 teaspoon of baking powder ; 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda; 1/2 teaspoon of salt; 1/2 cup of butter of shortening that has been softened; 1-3/4 cups of
    our dry ingredients. So, we have our flour. We have our salt baking powder and baking soda. Now, those are you leavening agents that's what gonna make our cake rise, get nice and fluffy and beautiful.
  2. 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
  3. 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
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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. Cayenne Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

    Tue, 8 Sep 2015

    There are biscuit sandwiches…and then there are OH MY GOODNESS, BISCUIT SANDWICHES!!!!! This one happens to be in the latter category.   Start with the dry ingredients for the biscuits: flour, powdered milk, and sugar…     Then cayenne…     Baking powder , cream of tartar, and kosher salt.     Stir ...

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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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