Every time I bake something that calls for baking powder I always cross my fingers and think I sure hope this is still good. Here is an easy way to test baking powder to see if it is still active. Dont take a chance on ruining a holiday baking project!! All you do is add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to 1 cup of warm water. If it starts to bubble away, then the powder is still active and can be used. If not, you should toss it.
STORAGE: Once you've opened the container, be sure to put the lid on securely after each use to help the powder stay active. It will stay usable for about 6 months or so if store in a cool, dry place.
SUBSTITUTION: In a pinch, for most recipes you can substitute 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar for each tablespoon of baking powder. Only make as much as you will need for that particular recipe because this doesnt store well.
I keep mine in a small tupperware with a tight fitting lid and it seems to work great.
Happy Halloween everyone!!!
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