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20 Uses For Baking Soda

These baking tips will help you soar your way through the baking process and keep you calm while doing so, which will make your baking experience more enjoyable.

Pie pans are only meant for baking pies. I know that sounds simplistic, but it’s the truth. Pie pans are usually round and have a flat bottom with sides all around.

NATURAL MOUTHWASH. It even works as a great mouthwash. When my twins were born, they had to stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for 6 weeks. It was a very stressful and tiring time and I drank a ton of coffee just to stay awake and (somewhat) alert. To combat the resulting bad breath, I rinsed my mouth with a baking soda/water solution (1 teaspoon per 2 ounces) several times a day. It works!

IMPORTANT TIP: I lay a ruler across my recipe to mark exactly which step I’m on at any moment. That way, I do not miss a step that will mess up my finished product.

Exfoliate skin. Keeping your skin clean is an important aspect of maintaining its health. Wash your face, and then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. A paste a little less thick than toothpaste should form in your palms. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area. Remove paste with a wet rag.

The problem with typical metal pans is the distribution of heat. Metals absorb heat and do not always evenly distribute the heat on the surface of the pan which transfers to the foods on the pan. The silicone material does not absorb heat, instead it distributes heat on the surface of the baking pan which translates to an even result on the foods that are cooked on the pan.

While all this seems like a lot to learn, it is important to remember that most recipes take all these things into account so if you are using a good cookbook, however understanding some of these basics will help you bake the best cakes ever.