How to Make Baking Powder & Baking Soda – Gemma’s Bold Baking Basics Ep 33
I get swamped with messages from you on how
to substitute raising agents in your baking.
Now lucky this is really easy to do.
Baking powder and baking soda are really important
ingredients.And while you are baking if you
run out I am going to show you how to make
an easy substitute.
So what is baking powder lets start there.
Baking powder is a leavening agent that is
activated in your recipes by moisture so let
me show you what I mean by that here I have
a little bowl of water and it can also be
milk in a recipe.
Now here I have some baking powder.
Now just watch the reaction when it hits the
So do you see those bubbles there?
That is the baking powder activating.
And that is what it does in your recipes.
It bubbles up and gives you lovely texture
so now I am going to show you how to make
a substitute for baking powder.
You want to mix together one tablespoon of
baking soda and two tablespoons of cream of
And that is how you make baking powder.
Now you can’t leave out the cream of tartar
because it’s really important in making
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videos so now lets talk about what is baking
Baking soda is also a leavening agent just
like baking powder.
But it is activated by an acid in your recipe.
Now by acid I mean butter milk, yogurt sour
cream and vinegar.
So here I have a little bowl of vinegar and
so I am going to take some baking soda now
just watch this.
add it in there.
Give it a little stir.
Do you see that?
That is crazy.
Just look how much it is bubbling up.That
is what I mean by it activates with an acid.
It really bubbles up in your recipes.
Now if you want an example of this chemical
reaction you can see it in my homemade honeycomb
So let me tell you how you can make a substitute
for making baking soda.
For every one teaspoon of baking soda you
can replace it with four teaspoons of baking
So the ratio is 1 to 4.
Now a little note about yeast.Yeast is also
a leavening agent for breads, cinnamon rolls
things like that.
However you cannot leave it out of your recipes.There
is not substitute for it.
I really hope you found this video useful.
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