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

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 Sprinkle in baking powder and 4 tablespoons of flour and pulse. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Homemade falafel, extra-spicy, all for me," 16 May 2018 While the chicken marinates, mix the batter mixture of flour, salt, five spice, baking powder and water until smooth. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken," 2 May 2018 Smoked Cherry and Bacon Pancakes Makes 6 to 8 pancakes 1/2 pound smoked bacon 3 cups dried cherries 1 1/2 cups flour 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 1 egg 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1/4 cup brown sugar 1. Celestina Blok, star-telegram, "Need a new recipe for Easter brunch? Local chefs share faves from their restaurants | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 27 Mar. 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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