Baking powder is one of those must-have ingredients in everyone’s pantry. Just check out 32 uses for Baking Soda if you have doubts. If you plan on cooking any type of cookie, pancake, muffins and so on and you need to have baking powder.
As far as prepping goes, the problem with baking powder is that its shelf life is only about 9 to 12 months. And what I’ve seen — especially when it’s been already opened — the shelf life appears to be even shorter than that.
So in an extended SHTF situation, what are you going to do if you need to bake some cookies (only slightly kidding here)?
Well, luckily the core ingredients of baking powder have an indefinite shelf life and there’s a good chance that they are already in your home right now.
How to Make Baking Powder
What You’ll Need:
- baking soda
- cream of tartar
This process is so simple I don’t even know why I bother to put up pictures but it basically goes like this…
Mix two parts of cream of tartar with one part of baking soda and there you go, you have baking powder.
The “two parts” can be anything from 2 cups to 1 cup, or 2 teaspoons to 1 teaspoon and so on. So, instead of making a huge batch all at once, the best thing to do is just make the little you need at that very moment.
Again, because cream of tartar and baking soda both have an indefinite shelf-life, these are fantastic additions to your long-term storage if they’re not part of it already.
Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.