About 5 years ago, when I first became interested in removing toxic chemicals from my home & replacing them with natural alternatives, I bought this little book about baking soda that I’d read about in a magazine.
Some examples include Banana bread, Date-nut bread as well as scones and muffins. Just look at any banana bread recipe and you’ll see the fat and sugar content is lower than your average cake recipe. The result is pleasingly sweet and moist, perfect for when you don’t want the richness of a cake. If you’re not in the mood for something so sweet, turn to a soda bread recipe or a fruit scone recipe. The content of these two quick breads are much less sweet, with a more savory bread-like flavor.
Unlike flours, baking powder and baking soda are NOT interchangeable. Baking soda does not contain any acids to activate it during baking. In recipes, it is typically paired with buttermilk, yogurt or molasses to make baked goods light and airy. Baking powder is a combination of baking soda and acid. “Double-acting” baking powder works twice; once when mixed with wet ingredients and then again during baking.
Yes, baking soda has long been considered as a wonder ingredient in the kitchen. It is used in many kinds of dishes and in baking too but it also has uses outside of your kitchen. It can be a very potent cleaning agent which can help get rid of dirt and stains as well as unpleasant odor on fabric, shoes, upholstery, and carpets.
Your shaping skills don’t have to be as good to produce a great product. As a beginner you should focus on getting a good feel for the dough as it moves through the stages of fermentation and how to handle it. Also, shaping bread for a loaf pan is much easier than shaping a free form loaf. If you make mistakes in shaping, the loaf pan will be much more forgiving.
Relieve heart burn. Baking soda is an effective way to relieve heart burn and indigestion. The common problem for heart burn is acid. Baking soda is the opposite of acid, it is an antacid, which makes it effective in reducing heart burn. Stir 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into 1/2 cup of water and drink for a safe and effective antacid.
By knowing some of the methods on baking soda face mask, you will learn that skin care can after all be easy and inexpensive. While there are many skin care products in the market today, not all proven to be effective. It is still best to use safe natural ingredients.