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For baking, you may be able to find flour with leaveners already mixed in. Look for self-rising or self-raising flour. Note that in the US at least, self-rising flour also has salt added.


1. Chemical leaveners There are two "oldfashioned" chemical leaveners, both still used today in traditional German and Scandinavian gingerbread recipes: Potassium carbonate (potash or pearl ash) and Ammonium bicarbonate (salt of heartshorn) They do have their own quirks and pitfalls, but if nothing else is available... If you can get baking soda, mix ...

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