The baking powder needed to make the dough for future culinary masterpiece was well up, and the finished pastry is evenly cooked, was a lush, voluminous and light.
The main part of baking powder is sodium bicarbonate – baking soda, which reacts with the acidic environment, releasing salt, water and carbon dioxide. It is the bubbles of carbon dioxide form in the dough of the void, making pastries porous and friable.
In the role of the acidic environment is usually citric acid or vinegar, which was used by our grandmothers for damping soda.
The baking powder composition includes inert ingredient (flour or starch), necessary for ease of dosing and a uniform chemical reaction.
Now that all the ingredients of baking powder have figured out you can start making it.
Cooking baking powder
The baking powder recipe is quite simple: it is necessary to mix 4.8 g of baking soda, 3 g of citric acid and 12.2 g of wheat flour. With such a ratio will completely neutralize the soda and acid finished cakes will have a soapy taste.
As in house conditions to measure with pinpoint accuracy the weight of the ingredients is not always possible, offer to prepare a baking powder is not for one portion of the test, but to stock them for the future, especially because it perfectly retains its properties when stored in a dry and sealed container.
Before preparation of baking powder you need to prepare a clean and dry glass jar, with capacity of about 0.5 l and a tight-fitting lid. Why the Bank needs to be completely dry? To even a tiny amount of water did not provoke the beginning of a process of quenching soda.
In a Bank should put 12 teaspoons of flour. Store baking powder in the flour instead of starch is often used. This is done to increase its shelf life, but the taste of baked goods while significantly deteriorating.
The flour should be added 5 teaspoons of baking soda and 3 teaspoons of citric acid. Closing the jar, it is necessary to shake vigorously until all of the ingredients of baking powder thoroughly blended together. After that prepared with baking powder you can pour into a smaller jar of a suitable size. It should also be dry and tightly closed lid. For protection against moisture in a jar of baking powder you can put a cube of refined sugar.
Homemade baking powder contains no additives, has a guaranteed recipe and the cost is about 3 times less from the store.Let your cakes using baking powder will be lush and delicious!