How To Make Baking Powder

Baking powder is required in a variety of recipes and being caught without it can ruin a recipe before you even get started. If you find yourself in this position and want to try making baking powder in a pinch you will need a few other common household items. With this recipe and a few steps you can make baking powder.


  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • Small bowl
  • Fork
  1. Start with clean materials and surfaces. Make sure the bowl and fork are clean and dry before you start mixing. Any dust or salt in the bowl will ruin the baking powder and any recipe you use it in.
  2. Combine the ingredients. Mix the baking soda, cream of tartar and corn starch in a small bowl. Use the fork to mix thoroughly until well blended.
  3. Use baking powder immediately. This recipe results in one tablespoon of baking powder that should be used as soon as it is mixed. The powder will spoil quickly and not work well in your recipe if you try to store it for later use.

Baking powder is simple to make if you have the ingredients you need at home. Do not try to skip any steps by substituting plain baking soda for the baking powder in your recipe. Given the opportunity it is best to buy baking powder and have some at home for all your recipe needs but in a pinch, this recipe can save your next dessert or special meal.



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