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Nov 2, 2012 01:12 PM

Ammonium Carbonate?

Is Ammonium Carbonate available in the metro area? Apparently, in a google search, its also known as Bakers Ammonia. I don't need much, 2+ ounces mailorder seems a waste.

I grew up with a springerle recipe that used it ( a cookie, German, I think), and I'm wondering if it is available so I can revisit my childhood by baking this recipe.

Mom went to the local pharmacy for it ( I didn't grow up in MN)



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  1. Perhaps a call to a local baker, they may be able to sell some to you if they have it.

      1. re: ChillyDog

        Hey ChillyDog -- Thanks for the tip on Lynns. I didn't know about it. And there's been kind of a void for me since Maid of Scandinavia closed. For all those candy-making and baking knickknacks and supplies.

      2. Good luck and have fun recreating your recipe. I made some once in reproduction antique springerle molds that I had. They turned out absolutely gorgeous. But hard as rocks. I mean rock solid. So much that I felt I should have people sign a waiver of liability if they were going to try them. I didn't use the Ammonium Carbonate but did see recipes that called for it.

        Will check out Lynns myself to see what else they have.

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        1. re: karykat

          Mom's was also hard as a rock and suitable for soaking in coffee or milk. so it sounds like you made them the right way. :)

          Thanks for the tips on finding the product.

        2. Hey, I'm glad to raise awareness of Lynn's in time for your holiday baking.

          Buy local!

          Lynn's Cake and Candy Supplies
          6538 University Ave NE
          Fridley, MN 55432