Hi, I hope you can help me... Some time ago I came across a recipe on how to make baking powder out of baking soda. I don't really remember what went in but they used the oven at the end. Or do you have any other way how to make baking powder without Cream of tartar? I have no idea what it is and I therefore I am not sure if I can find it in my country :-)
There are 3 different things that sound very similar.
1. Baking Soda- used in baking
2. Baking Powder-used in baking
3. Washing soda- for cleaning, not for food use. I think this is the one that can be made in an oven, but I don’t know the specifics.
It sounds like, basically, baking powder is designed to make the baked goods slightly fluffier than baking soda because it doesn’t start its reaction until it’s wet AND hot.
But I make muffins with just baking soda all the time and they seem fluffy enough for us. I wonder how much of a difference it might really make?
Back to your question though, is this the post you were thinking of?
“Ok, so everyone except me may be doing this already: 1/4 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp cream of tartar = 1 tsp baking powder. Don't mix ahead. “ Quoted from Jay, in the Kitchen forum, 3/6/12, http://www.zerowastehome.com/forum/