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Old 09-02-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Mrs Flaherty's Blueberry Loaf

Mrs Flaherty's Blueberry Loaf - This recipe for blueberry loaf cake calls for 4 cups flour and 5 tsp of baking powder. Doesn't that seem like a lot of baking powder? It uses Rogers Golden Syrup (1/4 cup) if that makes a difference. Has anyone tried this recipe?

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Old 09-02-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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With 4 cups of flour, along with other ingredients, that doesn't seem like too much. I have a blueberry cake recipe that has 2 cups of flour and 3 tsp of baking powder.

Maybe you are just not used to seeing that much baking powder in a recipe. With 4 cups of flour, this is probably quite a bit of batter.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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You're probably right, bakechef; most recipes I make only call for 2 cups or so of flour. I was concerned that you would be able to taste the baking powder. Thanks for your quick reply.
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I use aluminum free baking powder like Rumford or Argo, they are less likely to impart an unpleasant flavor in baked goods that have a lot of baking powder in them.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:38 AM   #5
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Not sure if those brands are available in Canada but I checked the label on Magic Baking Powder (the one I use) and the ingredients are listed as corn starch, monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate so it should be okay. I had not heard about the aluminum/taste issue so that's a good thing to know.
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Hi Rosa, Welcome to Dc.

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Old 09-03-2011, 11:59 AM   #7
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