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Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Yeast

I've read one cook say, "I add baking soda when I make bread using buttermilk. The buttermilk is acidic enough that it interferes with the environment that commercial yeast needs to reproduce well, ...
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Are N2O and CO2 chargers interchangeable for culinary purposes?

Cream whippers seem to use N2O chargers. Soda siphons seem to use CO2 chargers. But both chargers appear to be physically identical. The MyPressi espresso device, which uses chargers to force water ...
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What is club soda and how do I make it?

After many searches on the Google, I still can't find out how to make club soda. So, I have to ask the question - what is club soda exactly? I bought a iSi Soda Siphon and have figured out how to ...
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Exploding or alcoholic soda

Well, I tried to follow a very simple recipe from "Cooking for Geeks" for Ginger Lemon Soda. I made a simple ginger syrup by cooking ~200g of chopped ginger together with 2 cups of sugar, then I ...
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Why can soda be used as a substitute for eggs when using a boxed cake mix?

When making a cake from a box mix, I see that soda can be used instead of eggs and oil. What is the science behind this, and what are the properties of oil and eggs that the soda is replacing? Here'...
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