What comes to mind when you think of baking soda? Something you use when you bake. A while back I saw a commercial that suggested putting an opened box in the fridge to eliminate odors, and I did. It seemed to do the job pretty well. However, there are many more uses that maybe you hadn’t thought about. Some uses have amazed even the experts. Here are 7 new uses for simple powder.
When the temperature is too high you will get a cake that is overcooked on the outside and may not be completely cooked on the inside. The cake will be too dark. A dark cake doesn’t matter if it is frosted, at least as far a the look is concerned, but it can change the flavor of some high sugar cakes.
BATHROOM. I used to use cleaners like Comet and Soft Scrub. Not only is baking soda MUCH cheaper, it does the same jobs just as well. Just mix a little dish soap with some baking soda and water and you have a fantastic cleaner for tubs, toilets and sinks.
Once you become a master at the muffin, try out something with a raised dough, like an Irish soda bread. The baking classes online will explain to you how to get the ingredients prepared, join them together using the biscuit method, how to work the dough, and how to glaze, flour, shape and bake the bread for a archetypal result.
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.
Focus your efforts on the line of market your business will serve. Will it fit the busy mothers who want their children to snack on freshly baked goodies with nutritional value? Or are they better suited for busy executives who want to throw an event for their staff and include a delectable home baked treat for the entire office?
It makes crispier pies. This kind of oil used in the making of pie crusts can add a crispier texture to the pie crust. Without it the pie crust could be dense and hard.
What is exactly the purpose of baking soda being listed as a common bath salt ingredient? Well, this is something that you will particularly enjoy: the fizz factor. Baking soda mixed with homemade bath salts in the bathwater lead to fizzy water. Baking soda adds a nice fizzy effect to the salts as they are used in the nice hot bath. And, to me, fizzy equates to tingly.