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For what is baking soda used for in cooking?

asked 14 Oct '09, 15:21

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Baking soda is used for leavening a baked good. It takes bubbles that are already present in the batter and makes them bigger. It is also used to neutralize acids present in the batter.

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answered 14 Oct '09, 15:37

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Baking Soda causes a chemical reaction that produces bubbles of carbon dioxide that expand under oven temperatures, causing baked items to rise.

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answered 14 Oct '09, 21:22

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baking soda will leaven baked goods but it needs an acid to act as a catalyst to cause that chemical reaction. ingredients found in baked goods such as molasses, yogurt, sour cream, yogurt, lemon, buttermilk, cream of tartar all have acidic elements that react to baking soda, causing those carbon dioxide bubbles to rise into your baked goods, leavening it.

baking powder is basically baking soda and an acid, activated when you add water.

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answered 04 Nov '09, 06:18

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