Sarah asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Can Baking power replace yeast?

Can Baking power replace yeast in a Biscuit and/or cinnamon raraisinread recipe?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    in essence, no.

    sure, they both serve as leavening agents, but each does so in their own way.

    by using baking powder, you are not replacing yeast, you are making a different product, which will have an entirely different texture and taste.

    Source(s): i'm a culinary instructor.
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  • 4 years ago

    Yes, you can substitute yeast for baking power and/or soda. I've done it before for banana muffins, and it turned out very good; they rose quite well. For my particular recipe of 10 muffins, what I mixed the sugar and 2 tsp. active dry yeast in a measuring cup with about 50 mL of some of the liquid ingredients, which I pre-heated in order to activate the yeast. Then I proceeded as usual. The quicker you activate and the more you feed the yeast, the better. The yeast will produce gas just like baking powder/soda does. In fact, I like using yeast better because it doesn't add a bitter flavor baking soda and powder do. Sugar masks that bitter taste, which is why you almost never see baking powder or soda for non-sweet recipes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, baking powder is fast acting. Yeast takes time to rise. Check out and it will tell you what to use.

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