baking powder


Definition of baking powder 

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

Examples of baking powder in a Sentence

The recipe calls for a teaspoon of baking powder.

Recent Examples on the Web

In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Easy Recipe Alert: How to Make Pancakes," 23 July 2018 Combine sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. House Beautiful, "Todd English's Surf & Turf Recipe at Kitchen of the Year," 20 July 2012 In a large bowl, combine almond flour, poppy seeds, salt, baking powder and baking soda; whisk and set aside. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Little blue dynamos,' blueberries pack in flavor and nutrients," 11 June 2018 Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Jan Uebelherr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 for summer: Master these seasonal staples for those sunny days ahead," 15 May 2018 In medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch, chili powder, baking powder, 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Dinner Recipes We Love," 28 July 2017 In a food processor, process the cake flour, mango, baking powder, cardamom and salt to a fine powder. Nik Sharma,, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 On low, beat flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt into strawberry mixture. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Fourth of July with these Louisville chef throwback recipes," 2 July 2018 Brow pencil, concealer, eye shadow, baking powder, lip liner, bronzer, blush, highlighter, more blush: just a handful of the products that go into the 20-year-old beauty mogul‘s everyday makeup routine. Jillian Ruffo,, "See Kylie Jenner Completely Makeup-Free Before She Does Her Entire 34-Step Beauty Routine," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of baking powder

1847, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of baking powder

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

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Kids Definition of baking powder

: a powder used to make the dough rise in making baked goods (as cakes)

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