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A question about a recipe: Baked Oatmeal

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I have a question about the recipe "Baked Oatmeal" from chez danisse. I've noticed all baked oatmeal recipes call for a small amount of baking powder. Why is this? What does the baking powder do?

asked by melissav over 5 years ago
6 answers 4455 views
67da29df 0253 44dd 98a1 250b49e519a4  hilary sp1
added over 5 years ago

Baking powder is a raising agent and will help to lighten the texture of a baked good. For the baked oatmeal, the baking powder prevents the end good from becoming too dense and heavy.

Fc23ea4b 9ae1 494e 8a6f ba43f6488062  me by barbara tyroler
added over 5 years ago

If you would entertain another baked oatmeal recipe, try this one. It's really good. From Penzey's: http://www.penzeys.com...

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added over 5 years ago

I'm with Hilarybee. I believe that covers it. Happy baking!

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added over 5 years ago

I saw somewhere instructions to simply put steel cut oatmeal in a ceramic baking dish/casserole that has a cover, add water to about 1 inch above the oatmeal, cover and bake 45 mins. at 400. The top becomes nice and crunchy and is delicious as is or with fruit, jam, yoghurt, etc. It is dense.

D22e715c 166f 4578 8ad4 1e169fc809ba  ry 400
added over 5 years ago

Thanks picklers.

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added about 5 years ago

Update -- I just made a batch and forgot to add the baking powder. I didn't like the texture as much as I do when I add baking powder.