Thursday, 9 May 2013

Is my Baking Powder fresh?

Ever question if your baking powder is still active and good to use in your recipe? Ever wonder how you are supposed to test that without just making something and seeing if it works or not? Well I learned a new trick and it's worth typing out.

Testing Baking Powder


1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking powder in question


Simply pour the baking powder in question into the hot water, ideally in a clear glass. If the baking powder quickly dissolves away and fizzes then that means it is still perfectly great to use. If not, time to throw it out and replace it in your cupboard with a fresh container.


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