Watkins Baking Powder 9.24 oz Aluminum Free
- Top-quality baking powder is made without the aluminum compounds of some brands. Make it a staple in your pantry-your baked goods will rise to occasion! (262g/9.25 oz.)
- Today's baking powder still contains baking soda as its alkaline ingredient, but uses a combination of acids, which creates a "double-acting" effect in which leavening gases are released once on contact with moisture, and again during baking. This "double-acting" baking powder is the only variety commercially available today.
- The acidifying ingredients used in today's baking powders vary. Watkins Baking Powder is aluminum- free. Cornstarch is added as a moisture absorber to aid in storage.
- When to use Baking Powder Baking powder and baking soda are often confused...what's the difference? Baking soda is used for certain cookies and other items that should spread out, rather than rise. It will only cause baked goods to rise vertically when used with an acid like buttermilk, yogurt, or molasses. Baking powder already has an acid added to it, so baked goods will rise without additional leavening ingredients.
- Baking Powder was introduced in the mid-1800s as a leavener, or rising agent, for baked goods. It was created by mixing bicarbonate of soda (baking soda, an alkaline) with a mild acid, such as tartaric acid (cream of tartar). This was "single-acting" baking powder and created a rising action through the release of gases produced by the interacting acid and alkaline substances. It was called "singleacting" because the leavening gases were all released at one time-upon contact with the moisture in the batter.
Top-quality baking powder is made without the aluminum compounds of some brands. Make it a staple in your pantry-your baked goods will rise to occasion! (262g/9.25 oz.)
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.5 inches;
- ASIN: B0043IYZDS
- Item model number: 01039
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