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Baking powder: Quiz


Question 1: In 2006 the development of Rumford Baking Powder was designated an ________ in recognition of its significance for making baking easier, quicker, and more reliable."[11]
AluminiumNational Historic Chemical LandmarksOxygenHelium

Question 2: Baking powder works by releasing ________ gas into a batter or dough through an acid-base reaction, causing bubbles in the wet mixture to expand and thus leavening the mixture.
Carbon cycleCarbon sinkCarbon dioxideGreenhouse gas

Question 3: Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods such as muffins, cakes, scones and North American ________.
HardtackAmerican EnglishBiscuitCheese

Question 4: Most commercially-available baking powders are made up of an alkaline component (typically ________), one or more acid salts, and an inert starch (cornstarch in most cases, though potato starch may also be used).
Sodium chlorideSodium carbonateSodium bicarbonateSodium hydroxide

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