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Substitution for egg YOLK in cake recipe?

I'm making a cake for a person with an egg allergy. I typically just use Bob Red Mill egg replacer, but the baking powder in the replacer causes the cake to come out flat and overly tender. This is ...
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Potency of stored baking powder: Does it decrease with time or exposure to air or both?

I am curious about how baking powder, both types (with and without a high-temperature aluminum salt), loses its oomph. Assuming a constant room temperature, is it time only? Exposure to air/...
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Can baking powder be replaced with baking soda and cream of tartar? [duplicate]

As far as I understand, baking powder is basically just baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) combined with an acid. Also as far as I understand, cream of tartar is a common acid in baking powder - and ...
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Why doesn't my rice-flour cake rise with fruit?

MY rice flour cakes always rise nicely, resulting in a fluffy cake. When I add pieces of fruit (mostly fresh) like cherries in a chocolate cake, apples in an apple cake or shredded sweet potato, the ...
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The Upper Bound on a Baking Powder

Using not enough baking powder results in catastrophe both in appearance and taste. However, too much of anything is harmful. I have searched for some universal rule for what is too much baking powder,...
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Adding baking powder to wet instead of dry didn't work. Why not?

I was making some banana bread. I didn't have any self-raising flour so made my own by adding baking powder (BP). An unfortunate senior moment saw me add the BP to the wet ingredients instead of ...
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What is the point of a "Friendship Bread" starter?

Recently I started a "Starter" for Friendship Bread with some active (non wild) yeast. I thought it would be a good way to keep an active culture of yeast around in general and get some nice ...
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heat-induced leavening agent

there's baking soda (or sodium bi-carbonate) and and baking power for for numerous baking applications (if there's a cooking use, please call me out on that!). baking soda creates porosity via ...
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Is cake donut mix the same as all purpose flour?

Was gifted a 50lb bag of cake donut mix and my kids wanted to learn how to make donuts. All the recipes we've researched call for all purpose flour and I couldn't find a definitive if this cake mix ...
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What is the purpose of adding baking powder to a recipe that contains yeast?

Example, this recipe: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/recipes/recipe-traditional-cypriot-tahini-pies/article25201735/ In addition to yeast it calls for a small amount of baking ...
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Which is better to use baking soda or baking powder for making cakes?

I'm confused. I would like to know which is better to use: baking powder or baking soda for making cake. Or which is best for what recipes.
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Can I use tartaric acid in making Snickerdoodles?

I am following the Cook's Illustrated recipe for Snickerdoodles, which calls for a 2:1 ratio of cream of tartar to baking soda. They state explicitly at the very top of the recipe: Cream of tartar is ...
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How much baking powder & baking soda do I need to use for my cocoa cookies?

How much baking powder & baking soda do I need to use for my cocoa cookies? Based on the following recipe that does not contain egg, and makes use of both types of cocoa powder. I am trying to get ...
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I baked breads, rolls, pizzas, marinated meats starting with a cold oven to use less energy. Is my “strategy” unpromising when baking sweet desserts?

My strategy is as in the topic, plus near the end, I switch the oven off and then use the still accumulated heat to cook food. I think I have a good intuition as far as baking savoury items is ...
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Is Erythritol acid or alkaline and what is it's pH compared to brown sugar?

Is Erythritol acid or alkaline and what is it's pH compared to brown sugar? In many baking recipes, baking soda is added together with acidic ingredients, such as brown sugar. Also, this way, the ...
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Can I use baking powder in place of baking soda for dipping pretzels?

I made pretzel dough and its ready to be shaped. Somehow I have no baking soda left. Can I use baking powder in place of baking soda? Or is there something else I can use for the dipping step? What ...
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What's the point of the first action in double-acting baking powder?

Modern baking powder is basically always "double-acting". This makes a lot of sense compared to the older single-acting powder, since the gas formed during baking won't be removed by mechanical ...
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Ascorbic Acid (Vit C powder) with Baking Soda = Single Acting Baking Powder?

For my gluten free baking, I "have to"* make my own single acting baking powder. I use 2 parts cream of tartar and 1 part baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). It's been fairly successful. I would like ...
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Baking Powder in scones

For scones can I mix cold butter with self raising flour and then add the wet ingredients the next day. This is to save time in the morning?
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Cake without baking powder made 2 layers in a cake. Why?

Yesterday I baked a chocolate cake. Fifteen minutes after it went in the oven I realised I'd left out the baking powder, so I quickly made another one, this one with baking powder. This cake recipe ...
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How can I prevent egg casserole from deflating?

I have a simple egg breakfast casserole made of Bisquick, eggs, milk, a can of chilis and cheese. It tastes great, but when in carafe single serve dishes, it puffs up beautifully as it bakes, but ...
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Shelf life of homemade self-rising flour?

I have a recipe that uses self-rising flour which is not available where I live, so I make my own by sifting all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt together. This has always worked fine. In a few ...
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What kind of reaction when you combine sodium bicarbonate and sodium acid pyrophosphate?

Is it a single reaction slow raising agent? It only activates when on a heat right? My product is a Chinese fried dough known as youtiao... And also going to add with ammonia bicarbonate
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Why using ammonia bicarbonate and baking powder for deep fried bakery product?

This is my main bakery product: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youtiao I have been importing the raising agents. But now I can't import anymore... From my experience, the recipe used 2 kinds of ...
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How to get intended taste using baking powder instead of acid + baking soda?

A coffee cake recipe calls for using sour cream and baking soda. I understand that acid + baking soda is a leavening agent and you can use them as a substitute for baking powder. But I only have ...
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How to check if baking powder is fresh?

How do I know if my baking powder and baking soda are still fresh?
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How can I tell if this is baking soda or powder?

Sure it'd be easier and cheap to just buy new soda and powder but I'm curious. I had a jar of either baking soda or powder. The marker with which I'd labeled it rubbed off during a house move and I ...
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Why use baking powder instead of yeast?

I am asking the converse of the question "Why use yeast instead of baking powder?" For example, can banana bread be made with yeast instead of baking powder? It seems it would rise better, but ...
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Why add baking powder when creaming sugar and butter?

A friend recently provided me with a family recipe for cookies which instructed me to cream together sugar and butter - so far so good. However, the thing that took me back was that the recipe called ...
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How to determine quantity of baking powder for baking simple cake?

Do I need to double the quantity of baking powder,when all other ingredients are doubled for preparing simple sponge cake?
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pizza with baking soda instead of yeast

I have a friend who is allergic to yeast so I'm looking for a way to make a pizza dough with baking powder instead of it. Should I add a bit of lemon juice to counteract the baking soda?
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Baking soda as a substitute for baking powder

I am making a pancake recipe that calls for 2 teaspoons of baking powder, which I do not have. I was wondering if it would be ok to use baking soda as a substitute, and if so, how much would I need ...
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Thai beef meatballs, how to get chewy texture and how corn flour and baking powder function in recipe?

I have attempted to make thai beef meat balls for about 10 times now and failed almost everytime. Thai beef meat balls need to be stretchy and have a chewy texture when finished. I have tried mince ...
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Can I use Cream of Tartar in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe to make them crisp?

I want to know if I can use a cream of tartar in a chocolate chip cookie recipe. I want a crisp cookie. Can I use it with both baking powder & soda? In a peanut butter cookie recipe, it asked ...
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What is the purpose of baking powder in batter?

In particular, what is the purpose of the baking powder in this recipe: http://www.wearesovegan.com/korean-cauliflower-bites/
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Chemistry of different brands of baking powder

The Clabber Girl FAQs say: Rumford Baking Powder's reaction is approximately 70% with moisture (or in the bowl) and the rest when heat is applied. Clabber Girl's reaction is approximately 40% with ...
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Can I store dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, etc) together?

I am planning on making a bunch of gingerbread this year, the recipe I use takes both baking powder and baking soda. In order to cut down on dishes and time I thought I might mix all of the dry ...
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Pâte Brisée, Sucrée and Sablée [duplicate]

Why is it necessary "to make holes" when a Pâte Brisée, Pâte Sucrée or Pâte Sablée or go to the oven if they are not made with baking powder?
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How long can batter sit before chemical leaveners lose their power?

Background: I can not fit 2 - 12 muffin tins in my oven in a manner that will result in 24 nicely baked muffins or cupcakes. I am using everyday muffin or cupcake recipes that use baking powder and or ...
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I added yeast to a recipe calling for baking soda, what will happen? [closed]

I have added yeast to a recipe that also calls for baking soda and baking powder. I am curious what will happen to the bread? I combined a bread maker recipe with a gluten free walnut cranberry rolls....
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Omiting salt in baking recipes that use chemical leaveners?

I'm trying to reduce my salt intake. I've noticed in baking recipes where baking powder is used they add salt. Can I omit the salt or would the recipe fail?
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Adjusting baking powder to work with almond milk

A family member has a dairy allergy so we often substitute non-dairy milk in recipes. Most often, this is almond (it's what we have in the house for the kids to drink, and is therefore always on hand)....
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If I can't find baking soda or baking powder, what should I do?

Suppose I'm somewhere where stores don't seem to stock baking soda or baking powder. Are there other names either of those might be sold under? Or are there things I could substitute? Related: How ...
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Amount of baking powder in a muffin recipe

I have a couple of recipes from a reputable publication called "Recipes Only" (a magazine published in the eighties) which calls for merely 1 tsp. of baking powder and 1/2 tsp. of baking soda for 2 ...
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Making baking powder substitute with baking soda and powdered citric acid

I have no baking powder, but I do have baking soda and powdered citric acid. Can these be combined to substitute for 1 teaspoon of baking powder? If so, how much of each would I use?
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Effect of undutched cocoa on baking

I'm trying to add unsweetened non-dutched cocoa powder to a biscotti recipe (this one). I've read that this type of cocoa is strongly acidic. Will I need to make any changes to the quantities of ...
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How can I modify my banana bread recipe to make cookies from it?

I love banana bread but it is troublesome to find a proper container to store it or even a bag big enough. For that reason and also for convenience, I would like to try to use the banana bread recipe, ...
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What to do when too much shortening is added to flour?

I was trying to make some homemade flour tortillas, but I made a mistake and I added ~9oz of shortening to 4.5 cups of flour. I'm unsure what to do with the flour mixture because I do not want just ...
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Can you use baking powder in a breading?

I'm trying to make chicken wings. As I want it to be extra crispy, I'm looking to use baking powder in my flour/starch breading. However, every recipe I see that uses baking powder has it in a batter. ...
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Bread too dense

I'm following this recipe: http://blog.junbelen.com/2010/03/24/how-to-make-pan-de-sal-filipino-bread-rolls-at-home/. I was careful to measure the water temperature for the yeast, etc. The resulting ...
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