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    Jun 11, 2007


    I use baking ammonia in making pepper nuts and always was able to get it at drug stores. When they no longer carried it I had a science teacher order it using its formula. One quart jar will last me a life time. To store it I keep it in the freezer.

    I'm Danish, and we use Baking Ammonia in a lot of our candy. In fact, I'm trying to make hard candy, but cannot locate large quantities of ammonia, which is how I came across this article. I may just have to order all the way from Denmark, which unfortunately will be quite costly, considering the added shipping. Thanks for the article...

    Baking ammonia makes the lightest, most delicious cookies ever. I'm Greek, and it's pretty common for "koulouria" cookies. It does smell when you are baking (I sometimes worry that my neighbors thing I'm running a meth lab) but that's the ammonia escaping from the cookies and leaving them light and crisp. Substituting baking soda or baking powder (or a combination) makes the cookies taste much heavier. King Arthur flour carries bakers ammonia, as do many middle eastern/Mediterranean food markets.

    Today at the grocery store a customer asked the clerk, who is a Greek-American, "Where is the ammonia?" I piped up, "With the cleaning supplies in Aisle 5." The clerk said, "Which kind do you want . . . for cooking or for cleaning." I said, "What? For cooking??? It's poisonous. I'm sure you have this mixed up with something else." I thought maybe she had the wrong word since she is not a native English speaker. Turns out she was right! Thanks for all of this information . . . now I know!

    I was reading a book and one character talked about his favorite "Ammonia Cookies". I was quick to check out recipes with baking ammonia and really appreciated the explanation of what baking ammonia is. I had never heard of such a thing. Thank you!

    While going through my great-grandmothers old recipes I found more than one Danish cookie recipe that called for baking ammonia, I was pleased to be able to find your site that explained what it is. Thank you.

    How do you store powdered baking ammonia? Can you freeze it?

    where can I purchase baking ammonia

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