Baking powder

 

Baking powder- Recipelia

Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent, a mixture of a carbonate or bicarbonate and a weak acid. Baking powder is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods. It works by releasing carbon dioxide gas into a batter or dough through an acid-base reaction, causing bubbles in the wet mixture to expand and thus leavening the mixture.