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How can you tell if baking powder is still good?

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To test baking powder to see if it is still good, mix 1-teaspoon baking powder with 1/3-cup of hot water. If it bubbles vigorously it still has leavening power.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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