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Check the Expiration Date on Baking Powder

Simple Tip: Check the Expiration Date on Baking Powder

The other day, I was reaching for my bag of flour and accidentally knocked a tower of three cans of baking powder to the floor. Luckily, none of them opened or spilled, but when I was picking them up, I noticed something I'd never seen before — an expiration date. While I always think to check the expiration date on foods that expire quickly (like eggs and milk), I rarely remember to look at dry goods such as baking powder. I'm sharing this with you as a reminder: make sure you aren't using baking powder that's months old! It might effect the final outcome of your recipes.

Have you ever realized you were cooking with something that was totally expired? Share your stories below.

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always wondered why baking soda comes in such big cans because you use it so infrequently. They really should sell it in smaller containers.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
That's so funny — I had an expiration date scare this weekend with some juice I had gotten as a free sample! This is a great reminder because it's so easy to grab whatever is in the cabinet and pour into a mix.
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
i think i have 2 cans of baking powder, because i wasn't sure if i had any at home and i was at the store and needed some so i figured i'd rather be safe than sorry :)
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i have tons of chocolate chips and boxes of brownie mix but i dont think you need that much baking powder, LOL
Ladyseven Ladyseven 7 years
bluesarahlou- I have like 6 bags of chocolate chips b/c I always THINK I'm out of them, I'm guessing this is the same thing.. ;-) I totally ruined my hummus with expired paprika ;-(
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I'm wondering what you were doing with 3 cans of baking powder? Like do you really use THAT much? :ponder:
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