Monday, January 26, 2015

DIY Baking Powder

Have you ever started a baking project to find you are out of baking powder? It is easy to make your own and save that last minute trip to the market. Follow the recipe below to make a bulk container  or follow the ratio adjusted one just to get by until you buy a fresh container. Either way, making your own baking powder is simple and easy. 

You will need: 

1/4 cup Banking Soda
1/2 cup of Cream of Tartar
1/4 cup of Cornstarch

Need to just make a teaspoon or two? Use this ratio:

1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1/4 teaspoon of Cornstarch

Mix together well and store in a small mason jar sealed tight for freshness. I like to reuse cheese shaker lids because they are a convenient when added to a small, wide mouth jar and I can measure out just what I need through the convenient lid. 

We have gotten so used to buying commercially produced baking items that it is easy to forget we used to make our own. Happy Baking!!