Baking Powder

Baking powder is a chemical leavening agent used in doughs and batters during cooking. The powder reacts with moisture, heat or acidity, producing carbon dioxide. The result is a "foaming action" which lightens and softens the dough or batter. Baking powder is generally baking soda mixed with an acid, usually acetic acid.

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Baking Powder

Is baking powder poisonous for cats?

Baking powder isn't any more dangerous for cats than flour is. As long as the cat only has it in small amounts (like if it falls on the floor) then it won't hurt the cat. Large amounts can cause health problems.

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Can you use old baking powder?

if you use old baking powder, the cake will not rise properly. To test the baking powder to see if its still good, put one teaspoon of baking powder in a glass, add a little water, if it foams real good, you can use it, otherwise throw it out and get new.

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Does baking powder help plants grow?

Yes , most important constituent of baking powder for plants is sodium bicarbonate which is used by plant for growth .

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Can you use baking powder for upset stomach not baking soda?

No, baking soda will not help an upset stomach.

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Does baking powder contain protein?

No. Double-acting baking powder is composed of baking soda and monocalcium phosphate. Most commercial baking powders sold in the US also have a small amount of cornstarch added to prevent caking. The cornstarch adds negligible calories and carbs. So no protein, no carbs.

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Does cake need baking powder?

Some types of cakes does.

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Baking powder a raising agent?

yes

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Can you bake cookies without baking soda or baking powder?

Of course! There are many recipes that don't contain raising agents, it just depends what type of cookies you are making. Shortbread has no raising agents, and neiter do sugar cookies and the kind that you cut shapes out of and ice with frosting. You probably could but they would be really flat because baking powder and baking soda makes them rise.

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What do you do if a toddler eats baking powder?

If a toddler eats baking powder, you should phone your doctor, a clinic, or a poison control center immediately.

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What can you use besides baking powder?

baking soda or flour

1 tsp baking powder = 1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar.

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How much is a sachet of baking powder?

2 teaspoons = 1 sachet

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Does baking powder or baking soda make things thicker?

If your talking about food i would use flour to make things thicker not baking powder and definitely not baking soda...you use that to make CRACK...

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Dumplings

Can you make dumplings without baking powder?

Every recipe I have found calls for baking powder.

I had this exact problem. Since I didn't have powder or the baking soda and cream of tarter required to substitute it, I found something else. BISQUICK! For my dumplings I used 2 cps of Bisquick and 2/3 cp of milk and they came out perfect! This may not be any easier for you, but I always have Bisquick in the house and never baking powder, so it worked. Plus, it's just Bisquick and milk, no eggs or oil necessary!!

I have never put baking powder in dumplings.Flour eggs and milk make great dumplings, forget the other stuff.I use plain flour also. My mom always made hers with just flour and water, they were wonderful.But I like mine just as well.Beats me why they make a simple thing so hard ! I guess bisquick works for some - but I prefer homemade all the way.

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What year was baking powder invented?

it was invented in 1835

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What are the different uses of baking powder?

Baking powder can be used for cleaning, cooking and odor control.

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Can you deoderise carpets with baking powder?

No, baking soda is used to deodorize carpets, not baking powder.

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How much baking powder should be added to plain flour to make it self raising?

One to one and a half teaspoons of baking powder and a pinc to one half teaspoon of salt to a cup (125 g) of flour.

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Is baking powder the same as baking soda?

Yes maybe

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Whats the difference between baking soda and baking powder?

== == Baking powder is actually baking soda with a starch (often corn starch) and and acid like cream of tartar. It releases CO2 whenever it comes in contact with any liquid. Baking soda is pure Sodium Bicarbonate, and releases CO2 when it comes in contact with any acidic liquid, or acid dissolved in a non-acidic liquid. It can be used in many household cleaning tasks as well, whereas baking powder is a self-contained mixture to help baked goods rise through the production of CO2. It produces the bubbles a lot quicker than yeast does.

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Can baking soda substitute baking powder?

Y

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Can you use expired baking powder?

Yes

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Is baking powder fire resistant?

yes

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What is the boiling point of baking powder?

It's a powder, so it can't "boil" by itself.

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How many teaspoons in 1 oz powder?

6 tsp = 1 oz

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Can you cook a biscuit without baking powder?

No, a biscuit needs leavening to rise. Without baking powder or some equivalent, the biscuits would be unpleasantly hard. Baking soda combined with cream of tartar can be used in place of baking powder.

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