Gluten-free baking powder

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by divinedesserts, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. divinedesserts

    divinedesserts

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    Hi, I'm about to make a sponge cake and realized I only have gluten-free baking powder. The cake is not gluten free. Does it make a difference?

    Thanks,

    Paloma
     
  2. kyheirloomer

    kyheirloomer

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    What is gluten-free baking powder?

    Baking powder is a combination of sodium bicrbonate and sodium aluminum sulfate, with, sometimes, cornstarch added as a non-caking agent. Where would gluten come from in the first place?

    I suspect what you're buying is a manufacturer's way of capitalizing on the gluten-free mania.
     
  3. divinedesserts

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    Thanks!