HOW TO TEST BAKING SODA AND BAKING POWDER FOR FRESHNESS

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These simple procedures will let you test baking soda and baking powder for freshness and is worth your time if you have these products around for very long.  I do a lot of baking during the holidays and throughout the year but I still check often to make sure my ingredients are fresh.

Baking Soda:

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Add baking soda to vinegar.  If mixture does not fizz the baking soda is not good.

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Baking Powder:

2 tablespoons warm water

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Mixture should become foamy with bubbles.  If you do not get this reaction, the baking powder is not good.

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you. I did not know about the baking soda. Good to know.

  2. Lois Jones says:

    I need to know if you have a starter for a diabetic person? It would be appreciated it. Thank you,.

  3. Sue Erskine says:

    Thank you for that information.. I also use S.R Flour a lot, but over here, no salt in our flour.. Add your own.. Have plain flour too, of course, and some recipes do say not to use SR, but needs a raising agent.. I will keep your informative information

  4. Jann Forrest says:

    Good idea. However, I stick to self-rising flour and don’t have to worry about it. I use Baking Soda for cleaning-does good job on stainless steel sinks. Happy New Year.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      That’s good Jann as long as you use the flour fairly soon because these ingredients can go bad in the self-rising flour as well. Self-rising flour also contains salt as compared to all-purpose and some people need to cut salt. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  5. Connie Stroschein says:

    Never thought about it, and now that I don’t do as much baking, I thank you for a lesson I didn’t know.

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