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Unusual Uses For Baking Soda

Many of my friends tell me they are intimidated to bake from scratch. Whether it is the ever-growing blob of bread dough on the counter or the tricky cake recipe that seems like it will fall at any moment, scratch baking just seems overwhelming.

You can’t use it as an intimate feminine douche. In fact, you probably shouldn’t douche at all, as this flushes out the good bacteria and makes you more prone to yeast infections. If you really feel like you ought to douche, then make the douche mildly acidic by using dilute lemon juice or vinegar. If you get a yeast infection as a result – or from some other cause – apply live yoghurt internally in both directions (i.e. eat it and apply it within the vulva).

For many people, yes. Let’s take a look at how to use baking soda to diminish the appearance of acne scarring. First of all, use a small bowl to mix a couple of teaspoons of baking soda with a few drops of water. It’s best if you add the water in as you are mixing so that you create the optimum blend of the two. You are aiming to create a paste – not so dry that the baking soda falls apart but not so much that it becomes more of a liquid than a solid – you want the mixture to feel nice and grainy under the rubbing of your fingers. This will produce the abrasive effects that you want to remove the ‘problem’ skin.

This is where the scale comes in. With a scale, you will know exactly how much of an ingredient you’re using every single time. This eliminates a lot of uncertainty right off the bat and puts you in a position to control your bread and not the other way around! Any competent professional baker uses a scale and there is no reason for you not to as well.

Then pre-measure all your ingredients. You don’t want to incorrectly measure or leave an ingredient out while you are putting everything together. Your goal is to have a great tasting product.

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.

If you like raisin bread (and other dried-fruit breads) but just can’t seem to get it right, then the Panasonic SD YD250 will alert you when its time to add fruit so it won’t be crushed during the kneading process. You can easily bake no-yeast quick bread favorites such as banana bread, sweet cakes and gingerbread – it’s a cinch! You can even use the SD-YD250 to mix and prepare doughs for pizza, croissants and other pastry favorites.

So there you have it. These are some of the baking tips that you should try if you want to learn baking as effectively as possible without leaving your home to attend classroom style baking programs. Again take it easy and just enjoy the whole process of learning how to bake.