Baking Powder Substitutes

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Christ is risen!

I have been baking so much lately to the point that I ran out of baking powder! I normally always have this ingredient on hand. When I go grocery shopping, I will pick some up with the thought, “I am low or may need this, I should get it.” Well, lately I have not been thinking this way and keep forgetting to buy baking powder. When my husband went out grocery shopping with his bad back — I don’t know why my beloved went but he chose to go — I asked him kindly to pick up some baking powder for me. He came back with two large baking soda packages. Why, I asked him. He said, they are the same aren’t they? No, no they are not. I forget why but they are different!

What I have been using the past month was cream of tartar and baking powder. There are several ways to make a baking powder alternative but I have an abundance of cream of tartar and baking soda (thanks to my husband) so I thought why not! Additionally, my diet has changed temporarily until autumn. I should most definitely avoid citrus at all cost; I made the mistake of having lemon water about a month and a half ago and I was in bed sick for 2 -3 days with migraine/hungover like symptoms minus the drinking. This was before my GI apportionment so I had no idea that citrus would now be my enemy to my body. I love citrus!!! Anything lemon, I am a sucker for. It is my joy (aside from Christ) on dark days. When life gives me lemons, I make awesome lemonades! In reality, I really wish and pray I was better when life has its moments of being sour but that’s the stage our soul learns to grow.

From Food52:

Make Your Own!

Thatโ€™s rightโ€”you can make your own baking powder right at home. For every one teaspoon you need, combine 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar. For a larger, storable batch combine one part baking soda with one part cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) and 2 parts cream of tartar.


For more ways to make homemade baking powder and amazing recipes, check out Food52. It is free. It is marvelous. You can really organize the recipes and articles how you like it. It has an amazing shop for home and kitchen essentials. It is my go to shop before I check out other places for my culinary needs.

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