Advert for Soddy's baking powder 6263
Medium: Print on paper
When introduced in the 1850s, baking powders like Soddy’s revolutionised domestic cookery. Before then, housewives had made their own yeast-substitutes with ingredients like water, flour, potato and sugar, but results were inconsistent. Readymade baking powders reacted with liquids and released carbon dioxide that caused the breads to rise. This advert is a sentimentalised picture of two well-dressed children attempting to make their first pudding.