Alsatian Baking Powder - Alsa
Alsatian Baking PowderReady to bake a cake like the French? Grab one of the famous pink pouches of Alsa baking powder, known in France as levure chimique or levure alsacienne.
About AlsaUnlike most American brands, Alsa is single-acting, which means that it creates the gas needed for leavening as soon as it is mixed with liquid ingredients. The double-acting powders that are common in the U.S. release gas in two stages: first when mixed with liquid ingredients, and then when heated.
Alsa was created in 1897 by Emile Moench, a young French baker who travelled to Vienna for his apprenticeship. He was surprised to discover that his employer used chemical yeast rather than traditional baking yeast for his cakes.
The company wins over hearts and minds with its simple, straightforward recipes. This reputation continues today. In fact, a little pink pouch is sold every three seconds!
- Sodium pyrophosphate
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Wheat flour
Recipes IdeasWant to use Alsatian Baking Powder at home? You have lots of options of delicious recipes to make.
- Marble cake
- Breton biscuits
- Light and sweet homemade fried dough
- Homemade pizza dough or tortillas
- If you have a waffle machine, use Alsatian Baking Powder to make your waffles fluffy and delicious
This is roughly equivalent to one tablespoon of baking powder.