Low histamine baking powder replacement
1. July 2017
Baking powder can actually be a problem with a histamine intolerance. The mixture of cornstarch and baking agents is often not very well tolerated. Sometimes it also contains guar gum to which many people are allergic. Winestone baking powder is often recommended as an alternative but, as the name impies, it is made from wine – very suboptimal.
For a long time I couldn´t tell if i could tolerate baking powder, because of all the other ingredients used in pastries. That’s why I’ve looked around for alternatives and found something that is working very well.
This mixture of sodium bicarbonate, starch and vitamin C powder in equal parts has the same effect as normal baking powder and can be exchanged in recipes 1:1. You should use 20 g (2 heaping table spoons) for 500g of flour.
I usually use tapioca starch because I can tolerate it the best, but of course it`s also possible to use potato starch or corn starch. You can get vitamin C powder very cheap in every pharmacy.
Dairy - free
For a small supply
1 tbsp sodium bicarbonate
1 tbsp tapioca starch
Or another kind of starch that you can tolerate well
1 tbsp vitamin C powder
Put soda, starch and vitamin C powder in a bowl and mix very well and store in a air tight sealed jar.
If necessary, simply remove the appropriate quantity and close it again.