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How can I remove the smell of bicarbonate of soda?

I used sodium bicarbonate to soften chickpea curry. Now I cannot eat it, because it smells horrible. How can I remove this smell? Recipe: Soak 400 grams of chickpea in water for 24 hours Add one ...
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Can baking powder be replaced with baking soda and cream of tartar? [duplicate]

As far as I understand, baking powder is basically just baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) combined with an acid. Also as far as I understand, cream of tartar is a common acid in baking powder - and ...
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Why doesn't my rice-flour cake rise with fruit?

MY rice flour cakes always rise nicely, resulting in a fluffy cake. When I add pieces of fruit (mostly fresh) like cherries in a chocolate cake, apples in an apple cake or shredded sweet potato, the ...
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The Upper Bound on a Baking Powder

Using not enough baking powder results in catastrophe both in appearance and taste. However, too much of anything is harmful. I have searched for some universal rule for what is too much baking powder,...
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What can you use in cookie dough as a binding agent other than eggs or sugar? [duplicate]

Most recipes for cookies (oatmeal or chocolate chip) contain eggs or somthing sweet. By "somthing sweet" I mean corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, agave necter, and/or sugar. Suppose you had to ...
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How much baking soda should I add to a cup of hunts tomato sauce to neutralize the acid?

I have Hunts 100% natural no salt added tomato sauce. There is only one variety that Huntz makes that says "Tomato Sauce". I am wondering how much baking soda will be enough to neutralize ...
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Cleaning with baking soda stains?

I cooked some ribs and used a baking sheet under my rack. Later I cleaned the greasy bits by soaking the baking sheet and rack in a baking soda solution until the water was gone. Then I added vinegar ...
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What is the point of a "Friendship Bread" starter?

Recently I started a "Starter" for Friendship Bread with some active (non wild) yeast. I thought it would be a good way to keep an active culture of yeast around in general and get some nice ...
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Will frozen mangos work as a substitute for apples?

So, I have an old box of Koopman Oud-Hollandse Appelkaneel cake mix, which lists on its ingredients "Raising Agents 450 and 500", and looking online, it appears that Raising Agent 500 is ...
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heat-induced leavening agent

there's baking soda (or sodium bi-carbonate) and and baking power for for numerous baking applications (if there's a cooking use, please call me out on that!). baking soda creates porosity via ...
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What are the best timings of adding flour and soda into batter?

Some pancake family recipes require adding soda. I have read in some professional pancake recipes that it's better to leave the batter for a couple of hours, ideally overnight, to let flour infuse ...
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When does baking soda make a dough taste bitter?

There are times when I have accidentally mixed up baking powder and baking soda in a recipe resulting in a bitter, almost metallic tasting dough. However, my signature pancake recipe uses a mix of ...
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Is cake donut mix the same as all purpose flour?

Was gifted a 50lb bag of cake donut mix and my kids wanted to learn how to make donuts. All the recipes we've researched call for all purpose flour and I couldn't find a definitive if this cake mix ...
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Best time to benefit from dough mixed with baking soda

I am preparing a dough with all purpose flour, salt, sugar, oil, curd, lemon juice and baking soda. I am not using baking powder. Within how much time should I complete my baking to reap maximum ...
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Why adding soda without vinegar to the cake batter?

I have this well-rated chocolate cake recipe that I have not baked yet. It's ingredients (among others) are 175g self-raising flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda My understanding is that soda is needed ...
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Undoing the flavor effects of baking soda in cooking

I recently learned that if you put a bit of sodium bicarbonate on onion when frying it, the onion will literally melt away. This is absolutely amazing, and I love that trick. But I tried it now when I ...
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Which is better to use baking soda or baking powder for making cakes?

I'm confused. I would like to know which is better to use: baking powder or baking soda for making cake. Or which is best for what recipes.
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Can I use tartaric acid in making Snickerdoodles?

I am following the Cook's Illustrated recipe for Snickerdoodles, which calls for a 2:1 ratio of cream of tartar to baking soda. They state explicitly at the very top of the recipe: Cream of tartar is ...
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Irish soda bread kneading process

I do understand how soda reacts with buttermilk but I do not know when. Does this happens during the baking process or does the reactions starts soon as they are mixed together? The question i want to ...
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Malt barley powder: pancake killer?

I got some barley malt powder at H Mart https://hmart.co.uk/shop/en/pan-frying-powder/4496-tureban-dry-malt-barley-powder-400g-8804129001021.html and tried using it in pancakes. The pancakes stay ...
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How can I tell whether my baking recipe has enough acid to activate the baking soda?

I've been trying to modify my grandmother's oatmeal cookie recipe to use less brown sugar, but all of my batches are coming out with a slightly 'metallic' taste. I've attributed this to the baking ...
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How much baking powder & baking soda do I need to use for my cocoa cookies?

How much baking powder & baking soda do I need to use for my cocoa cookies? Based on the following recipe that does not contain egg, and makes use of both types of cocoa powder. I am trying to get ...
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How can I skin hazelnuts at home?

I am trying to make a hazelnut butter, for the ultimate gain of a vegan Nutella-like outcome, but in order to do so I need to use "skinned" hazelnuts. I've tried the following: Boil a cup ...
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Soda Bread disaster

I've just tried to make this recipe from the BBC Good Food site: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/simple-soda-bread. The only variation was I used semi-skimmed milk (2% fat) instead of the whole ...
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I baked breads, rolls, pizzas, marinated meats starting with a cold oven to use less energy. Is my “strategy” unpromising when baking sweet desserts?

My strategy is as in the topic, plus near the end, I switch the oven off and then use the still accumulated heat to cook food. I think I have a good intuition as far as baking savoury items is ...
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Is Erythritol acid or alkaline and what is it's pH compared to brown sugar?

Is Erythritol acid or alkaline and what is it's pH compared to brown sugar? In many baking recipes, baking soda is added together with acidic ingredients, such as brown sugar. Also, this way, the ...
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Can I use baking powder in place of baking soda for dipping pretzels?

I made pretzel dough and its ready to be shaped. Somehow I have no baking soda left. Can I use baking powder in place of baking soda? Or is there something else I can use for the dipping step? What ...
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How to bake baking soda to produce sodium carbonate?

I'd like to make sodium carbonate for ramen noodles. The instructions on the web however vary greatly. One source says to bake baking soda at 350 degrees for 2-5 hours. Others say 250 degrees for an ...
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Baking soda to cancel acidity?

Simple question: can you generally use baking soda to cancel acidity in your dishes? For instance, sometimes tomato sauce is too acidic, or you put too much vinegar in some dish, etc. The simple ...
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sherbet: adding a base or not?

When you hear sherbet (powder) described by the "science is fun" camp, it's made of three components: a sugar, an acid, and a base (almost always bicarb). I also think this is the kind of sherbet that'...
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Why is baking soda included in sourdough cracker recipe?

I'm following a recipe for crackers made with unfed sourdough starter (other ingredients are flour, oil, and salt). It also calls for 1/4 tsp baking soda and I'm wondering why since the dough sits on ...
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What kind of reaction when you combine sodium bicarbonate and sodium acid pyrophosphate?

Is it a single reaction slow raising agent? It only activates when on a heat right? My product is a Chinese fried dough known as youtiao... And also going to add with ammonia bicarbonate
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How to get intended taste using baking powder instead of acid + baking soda?

A coffee cake recipe calls for using sour cream and baking soda. I understand that acid + baking soda is a leavening agent and you can use them as a substitute for baking powder. But I only have ...
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Using baking soda

What is baking soda used for, and how much should be added?
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Too much Baking Soda in Banana Bread

I accidentally put in banana bread 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda instead of 3/4 tsp of baking soda. Is it going to be edible?
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How can I tell if this is baking soda or powder?

Sure it'd be easier and cheap to just buy new soda and powder but I'm curious. I had a jar of either baking soda or powder. The marker with which I'd labeled it rubbed off during a house move and I ...
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Can I replace baking soda with bread flour in a cake recipe that already has baking powder?

Can I replace baking soda with bread flour in a cake recipe that already has baking powder? Google was no help and I really need to make this birthday cake today. Buying baking soda just isn’t a ...
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Interpreting a recipe from Mrs Beeton: "carbonate of soda"

Prompted by a discussion at English.se I may be going to make Mrs Beeton's soda biscuits recipe: SODA BISCUITS. INGREDIENTS.—1 lb. of flour, 1/2 lb. of pounded loaf sugar, 1/4 lb. of fresh butter, 2 ...
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pizza with baking soda instead of yeast

I have a friend who is allergic to yeast so I'm looking for a way to make a pizza dough with baking powder instead of it. Should I add a bit of lemon juice to counteract the baking soda?
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How can I test if I've added baking soda to my cake batter?

I have prepared some cake mix and while I know I added baking powder, I don't remember whether I have added baking soda in it! Is there anyway to check this (of course without baking the mix ;-). ) ...
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What is the ratio of baking soda to water for lentils?

I am soaking lentils and need to know how much baking soda to add per cup of lentils. Previously, I had to cook lentils for about 2 and 1/2 hours to get the desired softness of the lentils. It was ...
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Baking soda as a substitute for baking powder

I am making a pancake recipe that calls for 2 teaspoons of baking powder, which I do not have. I was wondering if it would be ok to use baking soda as a substitute, and if so, how much would I need ...
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Can I use Cream of Tartar in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe to make them crisp?

I want to know if I can use a cream of tartar in a chocolate chip cookie recipe. I want a crisp cookie. Can I use it with both baking powder & soda? In a peanut butter cookie recipe, it asked ...
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What provides the acid for leavening in this banana bread recipe?

I have made this banana bread recipe a couple of times. The ingredients are: All-purpose flour Salt Brown sugar Baking soda Bananas Butter Eggs My understanding is that baking soda requires some ...
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What to do with butter that has been mixed with baking soda?

I was making sugar cookies andI had a baggie that had about 1/2 cup or more of baking soda in it but I thought it was powdered sugar so I added it to my butter! I don't think I can use it for the ...
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Can powdered citric acid be used instead of baking soda?

So I couldnt find baking soda anywhere, went to a shop and the guy gave me citric acid saying its the same thing? I bought it anyway but I want to know if its same because I use baking soda in face ...
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How to make adjust a recipe for red velvet cake when increasing the quantity?

If I'm quadrupling the recipe for a red velvet cake do I still add four times the baking soda and powder?
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Replacements for baking soda in a cake

Sometimes I wish to bake a cake, but the country where I am in doesn't have baking soda. I have tried using actual soda, but this has limited success and the cake tends to just rise and then fall. I'...
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Can I use lye as a leavener instead of baking soda?

I'm interested to try to make waffles using a concentrated lye water instead of baking soda as a leavening agent. I have three questions related to this subject: Would this potentially make my ...
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Can I store dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, etc) together?

I am planning on making a bunch of gingerbread this year, the recipe I use takes both baking powder and baking soda. In order to cut down on dishes and time I thought I might mix all of the dry ...
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