Here’s how to make baking powder at home! You now have one less thing to worry about running out of with this quick and easy solution.
If you’re finding yourself needing to make baking powder right now because you’re in the middle of a recipe, you’ve come to the right place! I try to keep a well-stocked baking pantry as well as I can. You really never know when the sudden urge to whip something up is going to strike. When you want to make cookies, you just want to make cookies and waiting won’t do! I made the unfortunate, although well-intentioned, mistake of decluttering my baking pantry a few weeks ago and I guess I just didn’t get it as fully re-stocked as I had thought.
Baking powder is one of those things that they say you should try to keep fairly fresh and not keep around for years and years because it loses its effectiveness over time. Well, I had some baking powder in there that had definitely been around for a bit too long, so I went ahead and discarded it. And I guess I just never picked up another jar. Woops! So of course I was assuming that I had everything I needed when the baking itch struck last weekend and then, mid-recipe, NO BAKING POWDER! Luckily, this is a problem with an easy solution if you have an otherwise well-stocked pantry.
So here’s how you can make your own baking powder if you ever run out! If it happened to me, it can happen to you! 🙂
–Baking Soda (Chris wonders why I always keep so many boxes of this in the house. It’s good for everything though!)
How to Make Baking Powder
To make the equivalent of one teaspoon of baking powder, just mix together ¼ teaspoon of the baking soda with ½ teaspoon of the cream of tartar. I know, it’s a little bit confusing because that only amounts to ¾ of a teaspoon, but baking-science-wise, it does the same as 1 full teaspoon of baking powder.
As soon as I realized how well this worked, I knew I needed to make sure to share it here on the blog for anyone else who might find this handy in the future! My baking turned out perfectly and I thought of a new tip to share with you. Honestly, that’s pretty much my favorite thing in the world. 🙂 So I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t restock my baking pantry after all!
So that’s how you can make baking powder if you ever need to! Hope this is helpful in your baking adventures!
Don’t forget to pin this idea to your Pinterest boards so you have it when you need it!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.