Test baking soda and baking powder using this simple method. Test Baking Soda and Baking Powder


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.  This could save you from having a recipe flop and wasting a bunch of ingredients.

Test 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.


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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