Baking Powder

Baking Powder is a necessity to have in a vegan pantry for making non-yeast breads and cakes. We store open cans of baking powder in our freezer. See more about it below

Baking Powder

Baking Powder

More About Baking Powder:

Baking powder is used in baking non-yeast breads, cakes, and muffins. This product causes the dough to rise by producing tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide that get trapped in the dough, just as yeast does. It is a leavening agent composed of different chemical formulations of an acid salt (various), and an alkaline salt, usually baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). There are two types of baking powder: single acting, which contain such chemicals as calcium hydrogen tartrate (cream of tarter), calcium phosphate, or calcium citrate, which begins to work at room temperature as soon as the wet ingredients are added to the dry ingredients; and double acting, which also reacts at higher temperatures during the baking process, and usually contain an aluminum salt, such as calcium aluminum phosphate, which may be harmful to health because of its aluminum content.

To keep this product fresh and to prevent the moisture in the air from starting the chemical reaction, it is best to store baking powder in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer. If you wish to avoid the aluminum, use the non aluminum formulations.  Or, you can use only the single acting baking powder. A less expensive substitute can be used: for every teaspoon of baking powder called for in the the recipe, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the dry ingredients, and 1-1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar to the wet ingredients. Happy baking!

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Some background information:

Over the years, people have been asking us, “What do vegans eat?” This is probably because they first think about a flesh product as the main meal. After that they then think about everything else as a side dish. So, we began publishing the huge variety of plant foods that are available for us to eat in this section of our web site. Additionally, we are always on the lookout for something new to add to our collection. This way we can experiment with to incorporate into our meals. We have also found that eating mostly unprocessed plant foods make us much more healthy. It’s a great way to live and our foods provide almost all of our vitamins.

Even though this product is not one of the plant foods we are referring to in the above paragraph, it is a necessary product. It makes vegan recipes taste and feel better when it is used.

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