FOOD 101: Baking Powder History (Where Would We Be Without It?)

http://www.extracrispy.com/culture/3666/the-wild-and-crazy-history-of-baking-powder
https://susanslacktasteofcarolina.wordpress.com/2005/11/05/pearl-ash-a-forerunner-to-baking-soda/
http://www.fourpoundsflour.com/the-history-dish-pearlash-the-first-chemical-leavening/
http://www.stilltasty.com/articles/view/41

TIP OF THE DAY: Baking Soda, Baking Powder

Yesterday someone told us she had baked a cake recipe from one of her favorite authorities, and it was “inedible.” We asked to see the recipe. While she is an experienced baker, in her rush she grabbed baking soda instead of baking powder. It’s an easy “oops.” Some recipes use both leveners, but if only…
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