baking powder

noun
Updated on: 17 Jan 2018

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

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

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First Known Use of baking powder

1847


BAKING POWDER Defined for English Language Learners

baking powder

noun

Definition of baking powder for English Language Learners

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


BAKING POWDER Defined for Kids

baking powder

noun

Definition of baking powder for Students

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

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