What is Hornsalt made of?
While it used to be made by heating the horns, claws and leather of deer, today the classic stimulant is made from a mixture of ammonium chloride, charcoal and calcium carbonate and is therefore also suitable for vegans.
What is a substitute for horn salt?
If you don’t have horn salt on hand, you can substitute baking powder—however, you will lose some of the pancakes’ signature taste and texture. I would recommend keeping horn salt in your kitchen if for no other reason than these pancakes. If you do use horn salt, be sure not to eat the raw dough.
What does ammonium bicarbonate do to your body?
Acute Health Effects
The following acute (short-term) health effects may occur immediately or shortly after exposure to Ammonium Bicarbonate: * Contact can irritate the skin and eyes. * Breathing Ammonium Bicarbonate can irritate the nose, throat and lungs causing coughing, wheezing and/or shortness of breath.