This recipe makes a great substitute for regular baking powder. Commercial baking powder is a mix of three ingredients: baking soda, cream of tartar, and a starch (generally cornstarch). For those of us who need to avoid corn, this is a problem! And the baking soda generally contains aluminum. So what's wrong with that, you ask?
So, make sure you add your homemade baking powder right before popping in the oven to get the best lift, and don't over mix. I find that adding 1/4 tsp of vitamin C crystals dissolved in 1 T of boiling water to any recipe, and adding right at the end, also gives more lift too. If your dough/batter requires resting for a long period of time before baking, try adding the leavening agents AFTER letting the dough rest. Either way, you'll still get some lift - it just won't be as much if it sits for a long time.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Store in a dry, air-tight jar.