Baking Powder Mashed Potatoes: Kitchen Tip

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I read somewhere that if you add a teaspoon a baking powder to mashed potatoes before mashing them, it will make them lighter.

I have given it a try a few times, and I like the results.

orange question markHave you ever tried this tip?

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Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. I’ve never heard of this tip. Sounds interesting. I make several kinds of skinny mashed potatoes, and will give it a try this with one of them.

  2. hmm…that’s interesting…we’ll have to try that next week!

  3. I have never heard of that before. But then I like my mashed potatoes creamy. I still want to try it though!

  4. Hmmm, that’s a new one to me. I do add baking powder to my potato cakes (made from leftover mashed potatoes) though, because mom always did. LOL, but true. Not sure it makes them lighter though. Must try on both and pay better attention. 😉


  5. Barbara says:

    Been doing this for decades. It is especially good for keeping the potatoes light and fluffy when making early and keeping in the pan until reheating at serving time.
    This was my mother’s trick, passed on to me and I am 70. It works!

  6. pauline says:

    will try that i am 66 and just been diagnosed lol xxxx

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