With the baking season well under way I am sure your baking supplies are flying off the kitchen shelves. Perhaps you are even so covered in white baking powders your kids are jumping up and down thinking it snowed overnight. I shared this information in a post about homemade quiche a while back and thought this was a good time to resurrect it again, with it being baking season for most of us.Although most baking truly is unhealthy and should be eaten only as a treat, it is nice to at least add in some healthy replacements where we can.
Today's tip will do just that...
Home Made Baking Powder...making your own will eliminate the Aluminum that is found in most if not all store bought baking powders. It is so easy to make and you can either make it ahead or like me make it on the spot when it is needed.
You will need the following to get started... Baking Soda Cream of Tartar Cornstarch (only if you are making it ahead)
The measurements will vary, depending on how much your recipe is requiring. All you have to remember is that for every 1 Teaspoon of the baking soda you will need 2 Teaspoons of Cream of Tartar.
If you would like to make it ahead of time for quick grab and go; then you will need to add in an extra Teaspoon of Cornstarch to each of the 2:1 ratio listed above in order to keep your powder from activating before its required time. Make sure to also store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh.
Side Note: Do not pay $5-$6 for a tiny bottle of Cream of Tartar (as seen in my picture above)...buy from the bulk food section and pay a 1/3 of the price for the same amount or even more. I was so happy when I learned about this as Cream of Tartar can break a baking budget.