Ammonium Bicarbonate is a food additive which has been in use since a long time for its leavening properties.
It is a white crystalline powder used mainly as a raising agent in baked products.
It releases gas and, at the same time, increases batter and dough volume for baked goods.
At first, it was made from the ground antlers of reindeer.
It is obtained by combining carbon dioxide with ammonia and on degradation it results in carbon dioxide, water, and ammonia. It is less used now-a-days as baking powder is more preferred than Ammonium bicarbonate as its safer and yield better results.
- Pastry cooking