Clabber Girl is a brand of baking powder
Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods such as muffins, cakes, scones and American-style biscuits. Baking powder works by releasing carbon dioxide gas into a batter or dough through an acid-base reaction, causing bubbles in...
, baking soda and corn starch popular in the United States
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, manufactured by Hulman & Co., which also owns and operates the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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and Indy Racing League. The Clabber Girl name brand comes from the word clabber which means clabbered milk (sour milk). Back in the early 1800s, people mixed clabber with pearl ash, soda, cream of tarter and a few other ingredients to make what we know today as baking powder.
The 1st baking powder brand by Hulman and company was the "Milk Brand". In 1899 it was changed to the "Clabber Brand". In 1923 the company had to change the name to "Clabber Girl".
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