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How To Test Baking Powder For Freshness

You found a can of baking powder tucked away in the back of the pantry and you aren’t sure how old it is or whether it’s still good to use. Here’s a quick test for freshness:

Spoonful Of Baking Powder

Spoonful Of Baking Powder

If it begins to bubble happily, it’s fine to use in your recipes.

Tip: For best results, do not dip a wet spoon into the can when measuring what you need. The moisture will activate the powder left behind in the can and it won’t be as good to use next time. If you see lumps in the powder, that’s usually a sign moisture has found its way in.

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