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How far ahead can I stir up batter for cake or breads (banana bread) before I bake it? Its still pretty warm here and I'd like to wait until the sun goes down before I use the oven. I'd like to get the batter stirred up now, though.

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Last updated: Jul. 16, 2012 5:34 pm
Posted: Jul. 15, 2012 5:07 pm
 
Answered by: What's for dinner, mom?
Jul. 15, 2012 5:23 pm
If the recipe uses baking powder or baking soda it needs to be baked as soon as mixed. Letting it sit out will cause the leavening agents to be less active producing a dense and heavy product.
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AllieGeekPi
Jul. 15, 2012 5:27 pm
you could prep the dry ingredients and separately the wet ingredients then mix them right before baking.
 
What's for dinner, mom?
Jul. 15, 2012 5:29 pm
That is what I would do too, Allie. You are not saving that much time at that stage. At least you can get it all set and things put away, Mel.
 
Mel's Cookin' Now!
Jul. 15, 2012 5:39 pm
Actually, that is a great idea. It will save significant time for me. thanks so much. I know I can always count on the amazing cooks at AR for great ideas.
 
What's for dinner, mom?
Jul. 15, 2012 6:18 pm
Let us know how you made out :)
 
Mel's Cookin' Now!
Jul. 16, 2012 5:34 pm
It went great, just mixed up dry ingredients separate from the wet ingredients, then did the final mix and baked late in the evening. Thanks everyone!!
 
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