baking powder (Europe/Canada)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Aditimehra, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Aditimehra Member

    India English

    I was just wondering what baking powder is called in french. Is it levure chimique? Levure means yeast according to the dictionary here. I dont recall seeing baking powder (poudre à pâte) in the supermarkets around Paris. Is there someother word for baking powder in french?

    Thank you for your help!
  2. bishette Member

    Is "levure chimique" more commonly said or "poudre à pâte"?
  3. MOIの New Member

    Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
    French from France
    I must say I never heard "poudre à pâte" in France. "Levure chimique" is very common and just saying "levure" understate that you are speaking of "levure chimique". If you want to be more specific you can precise "levure chimique" or "levure boulangère" but the first one is far more common.
  4. mattharrison New Member

    I have a Canadian friend who uses the term "poudre à pâte" in some of the recipes she has sent me, perhaps it's a more québécois word.
  5. pointvirgule

    pointvirgule Senior Member

    Mtl, QC
    langue française
    Yes, it's a usual Canadian French term. (image)

    N.B. – It's not the same as baking soda, which is simply sodium bicarbonate.

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