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expired baking powder

naomi Jan 15, 2006 05:47 PM

just noticed that my baking powder is expired (by about a year)...should i toss it? i'm assuming it wont kill me, but will my recipes fail (i'm currently thinking about making biscuits to go with the soup that's on the stove). I REALLY don't want to venture outside into the ice and wind for the supermarket!!

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    Candy RE: naomi Jan 15, 2006 05:56 PM

    Try doubling the amount called for in the recipe. It will certainly not have the rising power it once had. When you replace it look for the Rumford brand, it has no aluminum and tastes better than most other baking powders and also has the highest carbon dioxide yield of any baking powder giving the best rise.

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      naomi RE: naomi Jan 15, 2006 06:50 PM

      thanks candy...

      just made them as you suggested, and they puffed up beautifully!

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        Val RE: naomi Jan 15, 2006 06:58 PM

        I think there's a test for stale baking powder...add 1 teaspoon to a glass of warm water...if it fizzes, you're okay...if not, then well, it's defunct...am I right?

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          naomi RE: Val Jan 15, 2006 07:01 PM

          well, my expired baking powder did just fizz in the glass of warm water - good to know!

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