testing baking powder

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by isaac, May 12, 2002.

  1. isaac

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    i was wondering if there was a way to test baking powder tp make sure it work before baking something.

    i found a container of it while at my parents house and it was from 1996... i am wondering if it still works.

    thanks
     
  2. mudbug

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    Put 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of warm/hot water. If it foams to the top, the baking powder is still active.

    Pour a couple of tablespoons of vinegar into a small bowl or cup, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, if it froths it's good.
     
  3. plum

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    Good question Isaac, thanks guys.

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