Leavening???

Baking By jovigirl Updated 18 Oct 2011 , 1:12pm by jovigirl

jovigirl Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 7:16pm
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What ingredients are in a good double acting leavening agent and what percentage of each ingredient is needed for a layer cake recipe?

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jovigirl Posted 7 Oct 2011 , 8:20pm
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Can anyone help icon_confused.gif

auzzi Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 1:14am
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good double acting leavening agent




Double-acting baking powders contain both fast- and slow-acting acids. You would have to get the ingredients from a chemical supply house. Note: cream of tartar as an ingredient has not been included for decades.

As for the formulation, I don't think that there is one available.

A homemade version of single acting baking powder

2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cornstarch

JanH Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 1:19am
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Rumford double acting baking powder:

Rumford Baking Powder Ingredients: Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Food-Grade Cornstarch (Non-GMO "not genetically modified")

http://www.yankeeharvest.com/rumford_baking.html

HTH

auzzi Posted 9 Oct 2011 , 6:11am
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Rumford Baking Powder Ingredients: Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Food-Grade Cornstarch (Non-GMO "not genetically modified")




Rumford Baking Powder Ingredients include both Monocalcium phosphate (calcium acid phosphate) and anhydrous monocalcium phosphate [another form of monocalcium phosphate] which is treated as another acid. The presence of both these acids makes it a double-acting baking powder.

jovigirl Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 7:41pm
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Thank you for the responces...
However can anyone provide a more clear formula for
a double acting leavening agent? I have a for a single agent
but I'm still looking for a double acting agent...

Thanks for your help icon_biggrin.gif

jovigirl Posted 17 Oct 2011 , 7:42pm
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A double acting has an added or sometimes two acids such as monocalcium phosphate and sodium acid pyrophosphate or sodium aluminum phosphate; salt acids such as potassium bitartrate aka cream of tartar only offers a single rise. Adding the monocalcium phosphate might make it a double acting I just don't know how much would work icon_confused.gif Any advice icon_biggrin.gif

jovigirl Posted 18 Oct 2011 , 1:12pm
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A double acting has an added or sometimes two acids such as monocalcium phosphate and sodium acid pyrophosphate or sodium aluminum phosphate; salt acids such as potassium bitartrate aka cream of tartar only offers a single rise. Adding the monocalcium phosphate might make it a double acting I just don't know how much would work icon_confused.gif Any advice icon_biggrin.gif




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