Where would you love to travel next?
What's the difference? Photo: Thinkstock
Baking soda and bicarbonate of soda are actually different names for the same thing, but here in New Zealand it is mainly referred to as bicarbonate of soda.
Both bicarbonate of soda and baking powder are leavening agents. When included in a batter, the leavening agent creates air bubbles that expand when cooked, and cause it to rise.
Bicarbonate of soda needs to be mixed with moisture and an acidic ingredient for the necessary chemical reaction to make it rise, such as lemon juice, chocolate, buttermilk or honey.
Baking powder often comes pre-mixed with the acidic ingredient for you – so all you need to do is add the moisture. To make your own baking powder, mix two parts cream of tartar with one part bicarbonate of soda.
Post A Comment
Disclaimer : Reader's Digest reserves the right and authority to display your postings or not, and modify your posts to remove offensive material, remove vulgar comments, remove insults or delete any other content deemed inappropriate, at our discretion.