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How To Bake Without Baking Powder by Leigh Tate

 
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Baking powder has a limited shelf life, but with this PDF eBook from Leigh Tate's The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos, you will be able to create your own leavening power through basic kitchen chemistry. Discusses the science of baking powder, plus a variety of common kitchen substitutes for the two primary ingredients of baking poweder: cream of tartar and baking soda. Includes how to make sour milk, buttermilk, and sourdough starter, plus the author's hardwood ash baking experiments. The recipes and science behind them will be of interest to homesteaders, permaculturists, preppers, do-it-yourselfers, homeschoolers, living historians, and historical reenactors. Contains reference charts, a glossary, a list of resources, and 54 modern and historical recipes utilizing 20 different baking powder alternatives.

Chapters
What is Baking Powder?
Baking Soda (The Alkali)
Cream of Tartar (The Acid)
Common Kitchen Substitutes for Cream of Tartar
How To Make Sour Milk
Buttermilk: Cultured Versus Traditional
How To Make Cultured Buttermilk
Cocoa Powder: Natural Versus Dutch
Not So Common Kitchen Substitutes for Cream of Tartar
How To Make Sourdough Starter
Are There Substitutes for Baking Soda?
Baker's Ammonia (Hartshorn)
Before There Was Baking Soda: Potash, Pearlash, & Saleratus
Hardwood Ashes
Experiments in Baking with Wood Ash
Ash Water Vs. Lye Water Vs. Lye Water: Are They All the Same?
Other Historical Leaveners
What About Eggs?
The Little Things Matter

Charts
Homemade Baking Powder (how to)
To Test the Potency of Baking Powder
To Substitute Cream of Tartar & Baking Soda for Baking Powder
Common Kitchen Substitutes for Cream of Tartar
To Substitute Natural or Dutch Cocoa Powder
To Substitute Sourdough Starter for Baking Powder
To Substitute Eggshell for Baking Soda
To Substitute Baker's Ammonia for Baking Powder or Baking Soda
To Substitute Potash or Pearlash for Baking Soda
Chart of Baking Powder Substitutes
The pH of Various Foods, Bases
The pH of Various Foods, Acids

Also Included
54 modern and historical recipes
Glossary
Resources

Paperback edition available at Amazon.

More in The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos by Leigh Tate
How To Garden For Goats: gardening, foraging, small-scale grain and hay, & more
How To Compost with Chickens: Work smarter not harder for faster compost & happier chickens
How To Grow Ginger: How to grow, harvest, use, and perpetuate this tropical spice in a non-tropical climate

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