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Help, no baking powder. What can I use instead?

(5 Posts)
thereistheball Fri 25-Sep-09 15:31:16

Isn't there something clever I can do with bicarb? Or am I making that up? Want to make blueberry pancakes for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks!

LilianGish Fri 25-Sep-09 15:34:01

Not sure about bicarb, but I would question whether you actually need baking powder for pancakes - I always used plain flour.

ib Fri 25-Sep-09 15:35:22

bicarb and cream of tartar will do it. Rate of 2vols cream of tartar to one of bicarb (or was that the other way round?)

GiantJenga Fri 25-Sep-09 15:35:25

If you have any self-raising flour I think that's just plain flour with added baking powder

thereistheball Fri 25-Sep-09 17:00:43

Thanks. Was aiming for those nice fluffy pancakes but think it will have to be flat ones instead, as there is no self-raising or cream of tartar either. Will still be delicious.

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