“Omg, I’m in the middle of holiday baking and just ran out of baking powder! I can’t run out to the supermarket right now. What do I do?”
If you run out of baking powder, just make your own. And, you can also rest assured that it’s aluminum-free.
Here’s a recipe for homemade baking powder. It’ll help alleviate some of the holiday stress.
1/4 cup cream of tartar
2 tablespoons baking soda
1. Stir 1/4 cup cream of tartar and 2 tablespoons baking soda through a fine strainer.
2. Repeat the above instruction two more times.
3. Store baking powder in an airtight container at room temperature (I prefer a glass jar with a cover or a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid).
4. Use this baking powder in the same manner as a commercial baking powder.
Note: Homemade Baking Powder may clump, so be sure to resift it before using.
This recipe for baking powder can be made up to 4 weeks ahead.
Text and Photograph ©2013 Nancy DeLucia Real