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TESTING YOUR INGREDIENTS                    Basic

 

HOW TO TELL IF YEAST, BAKING POWDER AND BAKING SODA ARE NO LONGER ACTIVE:

 

YEAST:                     

Mix 1/4 cup of lukewarm water (105 - 115 degrees), 1 package of dry yeast and 1 TSP. Of sugar in a small bowl and set aside in a warm dry spot for 5 minutes.  If the mixture bubbles and froths, the yeast is viable.

 

BAKING POWDER:  

Place 2 TSP.. Of baking powder in a small bowl and add 1 TBSP. of    boiling water.  If the mixture foams dramatically, the baking powder hasnít lost its punch.

 

BAKING SODA:

 Place 1 Ĺ TSP.. Of baking soda in a small bowl and add 1 TBSP. of vinegar.  If the mixture doesnít fizz, buy a new box.