June 15th, 2010
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baking powder
Category: Ingredient
Definition: A dry leavening agent that creates lift in baked goods by releasing carbon dioxide as the acids and bases it's made up of interact when introduced into a wet solution. A single-acting baking soda contains a single mixture that is either slow- or fast-acting. A double-acting baking soda contains both slow- and fast-acting mixtures

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