baking powder


baking powder

noun

: a white powder that is used to make baked foods (such as cakes and breads) light and fluffy

Full Definition of BAKING POWDER

:  a powder used as a leavening agent in making baked goods (as quick breads) that typically consists of sodium bicarbonate, an acidic substance (as cream of tartar), and starch or flour

Examples of BAKING POWDER

  1. The recipe calls for a teaspoon of baking powder.

First Known Use of BAKING POWDER

1850

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