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Baking powder

Also Known As : Sodium bicarbonate


Taste Profile

Baking powder has a slightly salty, alkaline taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Baking powder can be used in cake recipes.
  2. Always remember that moisture and heat can reduce the effectiveness of baking powder.
  3. It can also be substituted for yeast in quick bread recipes.
  4. Baking powder should be stored in a tightly covered container in a cool, dry and dark place.

Common names and forms

  1. Gluten Free Baking Powder
  2. Raising Agent (Baking Powder)


Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent, which is a mixture of a carbonate or bicarbonate and a weak acid and is usually used for increasing the volume and lightening the texture of baked goods. It is a fine white powder. It is made up of Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3), cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate, C4H5KO6), and cornstarch. There are two kinds of baking powder, Double-acting: they release leavening gases on contact with moisture and again during baking, Tartrate: A single-acting powder which only requires moisture to react.

Selection Guide

Always check the manufacturing date, expiry date and the packaging before purchasing. See that it is free from moisture.

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