Monday, May 10, 2010

Homemade Baking Powder

Baking powder is one of those ingredients that you always seem to have on hand...until you are in the middle of baking something, go to reach for it, and find that you're all out! Or at least that's how it goes with us. Luckily, our friend Benita passes on the best ideas to us! Her latest find was this recipe for making homemade baking powder! Who knew you could actually make it yourself? It's a handy recipe to have, since even the baking powder you buy at the store has a very short shelf life.

What you need:
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
Simply mix these few ingredients together and store in refrigerator. This recipe can be doubled or tripled, but really only make what you plan to use in the near future.

How well does it work? Check out these pretty little "French Breakfast Puffs" (recipe courtesy of our trusty Better Homes & Gardens cookbook):
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18 comments:

  1. I had no idea it was that easy! thanks!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  2. Wow, this recipe is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

    Sally
    http://www.sallyannk.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for trying it out girls, but you could've sent me some of those cute lil french pastry puffs to taste for myself !! LOL
    xoxo
    Benita

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  4. Thank you! Now I can make my own baking powder with organic ingredients instead of paying an arm and a leg for it.

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  5. That's a fantastic idea - I've run out of baking powder before and had to run to the store, but never again!!

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  6. Visiting from DIY Day...thanks for the great tip and recipe!!

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  7. Stopping by from Its So Very Cheri and I love this! Thank you!!!!! I am now a follower and hope you will follow me back!

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  8. Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Tip Junkie..
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    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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  9. Came across your site today and love it!!! I will be using the baking powder recipe for sure, and the home made detangler for my little girl.

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  10. Wow, never knew it was that simple. I love the tricks I learn in blogland :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Sounds good! I knew about the cream of tarter, but not the cornstarch!

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  12. Wonderful! We are a family of bakers and can unexpectedly reach for an ingredient that's not there. Thanks for passing this along!

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  13. thanks! I'm always looking for tips like this!I'm visiting from t&j.

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  14. Such a clever and creative girl. Great tip.

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  15. Hi, Thank you for sharing your recipe. I am filing that idea away for the future.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  16. What a fabulous idea! I had no clue you could make your own! Thanks for charing the recipe! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  17. Thanks for this!! I am always searching for substitutes since I run out all the time!!

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