Covers the science and history of baking powder, enabling you to create your own leavening power through basic kitchen chemistry. Includes how to make sour milk, buttermilk, and sourdough starter, plus the author's hardwood ash baking experiments. The recipes and science behind them will be of interest to homesteaders, preppers, do-it-yourselfers, homeschoolers, living historians, and historical reenactors. Contains a glossary, a list of resources, and 54 modern and historical recipes utilizing 20 different baking powder alternatives. Available in both Kindle version and paperback.
Leigh Tate and her husband Dan homestead five acres in the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Their goals are simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant living, and a return to agrarian values. In addition to critter keeping, gardening, food preservation, cheese making, and woodstove cookery, Leigh loves to write about homesteading. She is the author of 5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead, aneBook series entitled The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos, and Critter Tales: What my homestead critters have taught me about themselves, their world, and how to be a part of it. Her ongoing homestead adventures can be read at her blog, 5 Acres & A Dream The Blog.