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Ammonium Carbonate?

type2runner Nov 2, 2012 01:12 PM

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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    bkmnus RE: type2runner Nov 2, 2012 01:24 PM

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

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      ChillyDog RE: type2runner Nov 3, 2012 05:42 PM

      Lynn's Cake Supply carries it.


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        karykat RE: ChillyDog Nov 3, 2012 08:22 PM

        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.

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        karykat RE: type2runner Nov 3, 2012 08:16 PM

        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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          type2runner RE: karykat Nov 3, 2012 08:18 PM

          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.

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          ChillyDog RE: type2runner Nov 3, 2012 10:39 PM

          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


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