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Homemade Baking Powder

  • Makesabout 1/3 cup
  • Active Time:5 min
  • Start to Finish:5 min
January 2008
Edna Lewis trained Peacock's palate to detect the metallic undertones that commercial baking powders can impart, and he's never looked back. Here's their formula.
  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Sift together cream of tartar and baking soda 3 times, then transfer to a clean dry jar and seal tightly.
Cooks' notes: Baking powder keeps in a cool, dark place 6 weeks.
Homemade baking powder can be used in any recipe calling for commercial baking powder (and in the same quantity).
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