Baking Powder Substitutions and Other Uses For Baking Soda

A Teaspoon with Baking powder

A Teaspoon with Baking powder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For all of you bakers and wonderful cooks out there….if you are concerned about your body taking in aluminum through baking powder you can use either the Rumford brand or you may do the following….For every teaspoon you can use one of the following substitutions:

  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda plus 5/8 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 cup of either sour milk, buttermilk, or yogurt (decrease liquid called for in recipe by 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda plus 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice used with just enough milk to make 1/2 cup (decrease liquid called for in recipe by 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda plus 1/4 to 1/2 cup molasses (decrease liquid in recipe by 1-2 Tablespoons.
  • Other Great Substitutions  
  •  Yeast may be replaced in a recipe with equal parts baking soda and powdered Vitamin C. The dough will rise during baking. The Vitamin C powder acts as a dough conditioner.
  • If you are needing sour milk or buttermilk in a recipe, substitute fresh milk and add 3/4 tsp. baking soda to each cup needed.
  • A batter using baking soda should be mixed and put in oven quickly to retain the best leavening action.
  • Omelets get fluffier if you add 1/2 tsp. baking soda for every 3 eggs.
  • Substitute 1 tsp. baking soda and 2 tsp. vinegar or lemon juice for 2 eggs in any cake recipe.
  • Add 1 tsp. baking soda to the cooking water for rice to improve fluffiness.
  • To cut acidity to canned tomatoes or chili by adding a pinch of baking soda
  • A pinch of baking soda thrown into potatoes while mashing will make them fluffier.

There are endless avenues of using baking soda in our everyday lives. In the upcoming days and weeks…it is my plan to bring to you different posts on simple and easy everyday living. I am always on the look out for doing things from simple ingredients and doing it myself. This way there are no secrets as to what is in your food or cleaning supplies. Hope you each have a blessed week.


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