Baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, is a fine white powder that is used as a leavening agent. As baking soda is strictly an alkaline compound, it is good to use in recipes which include other acidic ingredients. If a recipe does not contain enough acids, using baking powder is appropriate as it contains its own acid. Many recipes call for both baking soda and baking powder to provide maximum leavening action, but the ratios will depend on the relative acidity of the other ingredients.
When mixed with an acid, baking soda reacts and causes little bubbles of carbon dioxide gas to form throughout the food, expanding the mass. Baking soda works effectively in many recipes for cakes, cookies, pancakes, breads and more. Baking soda is used in this Sticky Date Pudding, a classic dessert with a nourisihing twist. Another delicious recipe using baking soda is this Chickpea Omelette, a healthy and hearty breakie option. Definitely give these Pineapple Blueberry Muffins and this Carrot Cake a go in the kitchen; both health-ified alternatives to their traditional counterparts.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate
Allergens: No known allergens.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Shelf Life: Up to 12 months when stored as above.
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