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 a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 8 Oct. 2021 In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Karl Merton Ferron,, 8 Oct. 2021 In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Carly Breit,, 4 Oct. 2021 In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2021 Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Time, 12 Aug. 2021 In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Star Tribune, 14 July 2021 In a large bowl, sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon (if using), and salt. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 28 Sep. 2021 In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves until blended., 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of baking powder

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baking powder was in 1846

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15 Oct 2021

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“Baking powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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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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