Tip Thursday: Testing Baking Powder For Freshness

by: Elissa

Baking Powder

I’m the kind of person who doesn’t check ingredients before starting a recipe. This is usually a problem. I’ll be in the middle of creaming butter and sugar when I realize I’m out of eggs, or measuring dry ingredients when I notice there’s only 1/4 cup flour left. I’m constantly at the grocery store buying new supplies.

Except baking powder.

I think we’ve been using the same tin for years now. It just never runs out! The other day I flipped it over and saw that the expiration date had long gone. Luckily, it’s simple to check your baking powder for freshness.

Warm water

Fill a small bowl with warm water.

Add a teaspoon...

Measure out about a teaspoon of baking powder and dump it into the water.

Fizz and bubble

The baking powder should immediately fizz and bubble, letting you know it’s fresh. If there’s no action, throw it out.

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