baking powder

noun

: 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 Spike your flour mixture with cornstarch and baking powder. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 5 July 2024 Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 3 July 2024 For a basic corn dog batter: Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cody Godwin, USA TODAY, 28 June 2024 Sprinkle in baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until well combined. Gretchen McKay, New York Daily News, 4 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for baking powder 

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baking powder was in 1846

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“Baking powder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baking%20powder. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

baking powder

noun
: a powder that usually consists of sodium bicarbonate, an acidic substance (as cream of tartar), and starch or flour and that makes the dough rise in baked goods (as cakes)

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