Even if you do not truly possess professional baking skills, you’ll be able to still fall into the baking addiction. Once you’ve got baked your initial goods, you would not be able to stop from baking anymore. This is typically true to home baking, which is probably the most comfortable area to accomplish your very first baking experience. Sure, it might be messy at 1st but then the rewards are self-fulfillment and satisfaction.
Trying different flours is a fun way to start baking without gluten. My favorites are brown rice, buckwheat, almond, and coconut. I also use oat flour that is simply organic oats that I put through a food processor. Chickpea and amaranth flours are also good alternatives.
Brush teeth. You want to reduce the cost of your dental care? Make your tooth paste out of 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/8 cup of water. Shake the cup well so that the ingredients blend together to form a paste. Then apply to tooth brush and use on teeth. Be careful to use the mixture gently around the gum line as it is abrasive.
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.
Butter,margarine,shortening or oil. Butter traditionally is the choice for cakes. You can measure solid fats by covering them with cold water. For example, if your recipe calls for 1/2 cup fat, fill a measuring cup with 1/2 cup of water and add the fat until the water reaches 1 cup. Oil provides a more moist cake in many cases but be sure to use a vegetable oil. Margarine is usually whipped and contains more water and air so it may not always provide the best results, however, if using margarine you can usually use a stick variety. I suggest avoiding the kind in tubs.
You can’t use it as flea powder for cats and dogs. However, pet owners should make use of the smell-removing properties of baking soda. If your pet has had an accident after being shut in the house by mistake, baking soda will remove any lingering smells – even the ones you can’t smell – from the crime scene so the offending animal doesn’t get the idea that because that place smells like pee, it’s acceptable to pee there. It can be used to deodorise kitty litter trays and to absorb smells in the refrigerator, which is where most of us keep cat food and dog food. For a natural flea repellent, get hold of some pennyroyal (either the plant or the oil) and rub it liberally over your pet’s fur.
Deodorize. Most deodorants contain chemicals that are harmful for the human body. Mix about 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/4 teaspoon of water in the palm of your hands. You should rub until the content becomes slippery. Apply underneath the arms straight from your hands. You can play with the dosage as some may need more or less.