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Cooking at home baking powder

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Recently, despite the rich assortment of culinary products in supermarkets, many housewives are returning to forgotten homemade cakes. More and more often in the kitchen there is a smell of pies, vanilla and muffin, more and more ingredients are being purchased for future cookies, cake or pie. Each housewife tries to take into account all the nuances when preparing for the preparation of homemade baked goods, stock up in advance with flavors, additives and other ingredients. Not trusting the store baking powder, considering them unnatural, many housewives prefer to cook a mixture with their own hands that can fully replace the store version.

How can substitute for baking: grandmother's secrets

A few decades ago, our grandmothers had no idea that you could buy a baking powder at a grocery store. As a means for the "puffiness" of pies, only two ingredients were used: yeast and soda. It was soda that always belonged to natural baking powder, only it must be used in compliance with special rules so as not to spoil the taste of baking. In addition, do not forget that in some recipes soda does not quench at all, in this case it is added in a small amount to avoid the taste disharmony of the finished dish.

For a "clean" soda baking powder you will need:

  • a small spoon of baking soda;
  • ½ tablespoon table vinegar;


  1. Soda is mixed with flour (taken in the amount indicated in the recipe).
  2. Vinegar is added to any liquid dough ingredient or to an already prepared mixture of liquid ingredients.
  3. All components are mixed and baked immediately in the oven, since soda tends to lose its quality from prolonged contact with oxygen.

The reaction of extinguishing soda in the test also takes place with the help of dairy products. In the event that kefir or yogurt are the ingredients of the recipe, then vinegar can not be used.

Homemade baking powder with citric acid

For those housewives who are accustomed to making all supplies for the future, a vinegar-based baking powder will not work, especially since vinegar may not be in the house at the right time. For such cases, you can prepare a home baking powder, which can successfully replace the store option.

For the baking powder of a dough with citric acid you will need:

  • 12 parts of flour;
  • 5 parts baking soda;
  • 3 parts of citric acid;
  • clean dry glass jar.

Step by step recipe:

  1. Prepare a glass container: wash, dry, warm with steam.
  2. Mix flour with baking soda, shake thoroughly for complete mixing.
  3. Add citric acid to the flour and soda mixture, mix thoroughly again.

A condition for obtaining lush and soft baked goods with home baking powder based on citric acid is to add it to the flour during kneading. Culinary experts recommend not rushing with the addition of baking powder, it is better to add it at the last minute to avoid the process of premature reaction.

Starch baking powder

To make homemade baking powder, flour can be replaced with starch. Experienced housewives prefer to add this ingredient to any dough. It is believed that buns, pies or cookies baked with the addition of starch do not stale for a long time and remain soft and lush.

Starch baking powder is prepared from the following ingredients:

  • 10 parts of starch;
  • baking soda - 5 parts;
  • citric acid - 3 parts;
  • dry glass container.

Cooking method:

  1. Starch and soda are poured into the prepared container, shaken thoroughly.
  2. Citric acid is added to the starch-soda mixture, mixed again.

Immediately after cooking, the baking powder is ready for use, such a mixture is stored for a long time. Therefore, you can cook a home baking powder for the future, so that it is always at hand if necessary.

It is better to replace acid crystals with powder, which you can grind on your own with a mortar or grind on a coffee grinder.

Sweet baking powder

List of ingredients for this type of home baking powder:

  • 10 parts of powdered sugar;
  • 5 parts baking soda;
  • 3 parts of citric acid;
  • clean and dry glass container.

Cooking sequence:

  1. Powdered sugar and baking soda are poured into the prepared container, mixed thoroughly.
  2. Citric acid crystals are crushed to a powder consistency.
  3. Citric acid powder is added to a mixture of icing sugar and soda and mixed again.

To reduce the caloric content and glucose content in such a baking powder, you can use the mixing of powdered sugar with starch, taken in equal proportions.

Berry baking powder

For the preparation of baking powder, berry supplements are successfully used.

For berry baking powder should prepare the ingredients:

  • 12 parts of flour;
  • 5 parts baking soda;
  • ground dry cranberries - 7 teaspoons;
  • glass container.

Step by step recipe:

  1. Flour is mixed with soda, carefully shaking the container.
  2. Dry ground cranberries are added to the mixture, and the resulting baking powder is mixed.

Instead of dried cranberries, you can use dry berries of any grade, curdled in flour. These berries are also characterized by increased acidity, which contributes to the reaction of acid with soda in the dough.

Baking without baking powder

Charlotte made from tender dough without baking soda and baking powder

Products used in the preparation:

  • eggs - 5-6 pcs.;
  • apples - 3 pcs.;
  • sugar - 1 cup;
  • flour (preferably from durum wheat) - 500 grams;
  • vanillin - 1-2 tbsp. spoons;
  • powdered sugar - 1-2 tablespoons.

Step by step instructions for cooking:

  1. First of all, we separate the yolks from the proteins. In a separate deep bowl, drain all the proteins, which in the future, whisk until the foam mass appears.
  2. Add a glass of sugar in a bowl with proteins and beat the mixture until the foam mass thickens.
  3. Pour the yolks and add portionwise wheat flour and vanillin.
  4. Lubricate the baking dish, put the apples previously cut into cubes on the bottom.
  5. Pour apples with previously prepared dough. We bake charlotte at 200 ° C for 20-25 minutes.

Buns without baking powder

Components for baking buns:

  • flour - 700 grams;
  • milk - 200 grams;
  • salt - 1 teaspoon;
  • fat - 1/2 teaspoon.

Cooking process:

  1. Sift the flour. We add fat and salt to it, after which the flour will become friable.
  2. Pour the milk into the flour. Mix thoroughly so that there are no lumps.
  3. We spread the dough on a work surface. We make rolls in the diameter of 5 centimeters.
  4. We spread the buns on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 15 minutes until a golden crust appears.

Dough baking powder at home

Such a home-made “baking powder” will be a fragrant addition to any flour product, will add a taste variety and a fruity note to homemade pastries.

Do not forget that homemade powder for loosening the dough also has disadvantages:

  • The calorie content of this home product goes much higher than the calorie content of the store counterpart. Therefore, those who are concerned about the problem of excess weight should take this fact into account when deciding on the choice of a product.
  • It takes time to prepare a home baking powder, which is disadvantageous for too busy housewives.
  • It is not beneficial to use home baking powder and those who rarely do home baking and, therefore, rarely use "baking powder".

However, if the hostess decided to treat her relatives with home-made cakes, and there was no baking powder for dough in the house, this is not a reason to despair. You can always cook a quick home analog from improvised means.