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Baking Powder

We always assumed all baking powders were created equal. Boy, were we wrong.

What We Learned

For such an indispensable ingredient, leavening remains an afterthought to most home bakers. But it’s undoubtedly essential: Without the transformative powers of leavening, many baked goods would emerge from the oven dense, flat, or hard.

Most leaveners work on the same principle: When added to a batter or dough, they release gas, creating air bubbles that lift the mixture. The m...

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