Baking powder: how to replace it?

How to replace baking powder: from baking soda to cream of tartar or natural, homemade yeast, perfect for your needs.

Baking powder is one of the key ingredients in the production of cakes and bakery products. Its use ensures perfect rises and soft, well-leavened foods. However, if you can not eat yeast because of intolerances or abdominal bloating, you need to avoid or replace it. If you want to replace baking powder, you need to use products which can produce carbon dioxide, to increase the volume of the dough.

Baking soda is an excellent replacement, as everyone can eat it, even those with celiac disease. Alternatively, you can try and prepare a fast, easy, homemade, natural yeast. Following, you will find out how and how to replace yeast in different foods!

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How to replace yeast in bread

Do you want to make homemade, healthy and well-leavened bread? Add baking soda to your mixture instead of yeast.

To boost its effectiveness, you can mix baking soda with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. For 250 grams of flour, you need 4 grams of baking soda. This means that you just need 8ml of lemon juice, that is almost a spoonful of it.

How to replace baking powder

You can make a cake using baking soda instead of baking powder. Follow your recipe and add 10 grams of baking soda every 400 grams of flour.

Besides baking soda, you can also use egg white to make desserts. For a bundt cake, for example, whip three egg whites until creamy. Add 2 grams of cream of tartar and whip for another minute until well blended.

As an alternative to cream of tartar, you can use baker’s ammonia, widespread among confectionery companies. You can buy it in supermarkets and it guarantees a perfect rising. You just need 6 grams of it every 3 eggs.

Homemade natural yeast: the recipe

You just need a few minutes to make homemade, completely natural instant yeast, as it is very easy to prepare. Mix some cream of tartar, cornstarch and baking soda and put the mixture in an airtight jar. In this way, you will always have your own yeast for sweet and savory recipes.

If you use your homemade yeast, just remember that you need a little less of it for your mixtures. For example, for a traditional cake you just need 12 grams of your yeast, instead of 16-18 grams of baking powder.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 08-11-2018