In the Pastry kitchen, forget order Baking Powder and running out of stock. Don't worry you can make your own Baking Powder by mixing one part baking soda to two parts cream of tartar. Frequent combination with baking soda and cream of tartar is formulation Baking Powder.
- Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) is pure alkali and reacts with acidic ingredients in the recipe to give off carbon dioxide gas.
- Baking Powder is a carefully proportioned mix of a dry acid, bicarbonate of soda a little cornstarch to absorb unwanted moisture.
- Cream of Tartar is the potassium acid of tartaric acid, a carboxylic acid, is used for stabilizing egg white and preventing sugar syrup from crystallizing.