Cream of tartar, or potassium acid tartrate if you want to get chemical about it, is a fine, white powder made by purifying and grinding the crystals that form inside wine barrels during the wine-making process It’s also an ingredient in baking powder. You can find it in the spice section of the grocery store. → Hungry for more?
Baking soda and baking powder make baked goods rise. They release gases that give muffins, breads and cakes a lift as they bake. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) requires a liquid and an acid in order to activate its leavening (rising) powers. The acid can be buttermilk, citrus juice, sour cream, honey or molasses. Once baking → Hungry for more?