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 Mix in the oil, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, pepper, baking soda and baking powder. The Washington Post, "Free Range on Food cooking Q&A: Reader favorite apple varieties, recipes and memories.," 30 Sep. 2020 In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and kosher salt. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Honey Brown Butter Blondies with Sea Salt," 30 Sep. 2020 In a stand mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment — or, if using a hand mixer, in a large bowl — combine the eggs, sugar, baking powder and salt. Washington Post, "Tres Leche Cake," 30 Sep. 2020 Whisk together flour, pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Spiced Pumpkin-Molasses Cake," 7 Sep. 2020 In a small bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Using an electric mixer on high, beat butter and sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Strawberry-Oatmeal Cookies," 22 Jan. 2020 In a medium bowl, combine the Biscoff crumbs, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "A struggling mom bakes a cake — and it launches her into a career and internet fame," 26 Sep. 2020 In a medium bowl, whisk together the semolina, coconut, baking powder and salt. Leah Koenig, Washington Post, "Start Rosh Hashanah on a sweet note with tishpishti, an orange-scented semolina cake," 11 Sep. 2020 In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt, and reserve. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of baking powder

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baking powder was in 1847

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14 Oct 2020

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“Baking powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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