cooking substitutes


Question by  SureshKannan (17)

What's a good substitute for baking soda?

Can you use baking powder?


Answer by  KymBerly (447)

Substituting for a lack of baking powder is very easy: 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar (ignoring the cornstarch) for each teaspoon of baking powder required. Unfortunately the other way around can often ruin a recipe. So I would not recommend trying it unless you can afford mistakes.


Answer by  catclaw (432)

Use baking powder instead. You will need to use 2 to 3 times more baking powder. They are both leavening agents and should work out the same in the end.

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