Too much baking powder in my banana bread. Is it safe to eat?
February 21, 2014 8:55 PM Subscribe
Too much baking powder in my banana bread. Is it safe to eat? In a former life, I was not a baker.
posted by elisse to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Accidentally dumped maybe 3.5 tsp of baking powder into a banana bread recipe where it originally called for 1 tsp, and didn't bother to triple the other ingredients. Only when I put it in the oven did I think to Google, only to find out that too much baking powder in a recipe will result in it tasting bitter or metallic.
Well, when it finished baking the result was a flatter than usual cake that isn't as sweet as I expected, but definitely not bitter; but I did taste a vague metallic taste and some tongue tingling.
It's not altogether unpleasant to eat... But is it safe to eat? (overdose of pH levels, who knows...)