Comments: How Not To Cook

five years.

Posted by Tink at November 4, 2006 10:15 AM

Baking Powder has an expiration date? Opps. Better check mine..........Holy Crap. Mine says May of 2002. Who wins?

Posted by Sticks at November 4, 2006 03:41 PM

I do! But not by much.

Posted by vw bug at November 4, 2006 05:14 PM

No, my oldest sister wins. May 1995. You can tell my family bakes alot.

Posted by Sticks at November 4, 2006 06:19 PM


I just learned about the baking powder thing recently too. Who'dathunk?

Posted by Marie at November 5, 2006 07:23 AM

Holy Crap!
Mine says Jan 2002....and I bake a lot! I guess *I'M* going to the store today!

Posted by Rave at November 5, 2006 09:45 AM

You can test baking powder by mixing one teaspoon of it with a half cup of hot water. If it bubble immediately, it's still good. You're supposed to replace it within a year of opening it.

You can test baking soda by mixing 1/4 teaspoon of it with 2 teaspoons of vinegar. If it bubble immediately, it's still good. Baking soda will keep indefinitely if it's kept in a cool place in a sealed container and...which I guess is why they sell it in non-resealable boxes.

Just because I know this doesn't mean I actually remember to check the dates or replace the stuff regularly. I usually don't think to check the expiration date before using it either. My theory is if I don't know it's expired, it won't know either.

Posted by marybeth at November 5, 2006 09:48 AM