Baking Powder- Gluten & Aluminium Free 300g (Not Organic)
A very popular natural rising agent used in baking. Honest to Goodness baking powder is aluminium-free and naturally free from gluten. It contains bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), cream of tartar & organic rice flour.
Due to the way the chemicals react in this version of baking powder it is important that once you add the liquid to the recipe, you must place it in the oven as soon as possible. Why is this so? Read more about this below……
A bit of Baking Powder History….
Did you know, that originally, all Baking Powder was made from baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and creme of tartar (tatric acid)? For the chemists in the kitchen out there, the baking soda is alkaline and the creme of tartar is acidic. When these two ingredients are combined and liquid is added, a chemical reaction begins. Carbon dioxide is made and the product starts to rise (i.e. acts as a leavening agent). Quite a simple process really.
However as creme of tartar is quite costly, so the food manufacturing business took it upon themselves to find cheaper, alternative acids to creme of tartar. This is when aluminium-based acid products were investigated and used as alternatives or in addition to traditional baking powder. The aluminium based acids react with baking soda when heated above 50°C, and the leavening starts to happen.
>You may detect a slightly metallic flavour if you use an aluminium-based baking powder so why not just use the good old original one? Using the original recipe,Honest to Goodness has produced a gluten & aluminium free baking powder… all the benefits of the rise, without any of the added nasties!
- Energy (kj): 748
- Protein (g): 0.2
- Fat Total (g): 0
- Fat Saturated (g): 0
- Carbohydrate (g): 42.4
- Sugars (g): 0
- Sodium (mg): 8771