baking soda


Examples of baking soda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cream of tartar: Acidity works alongside the baking soda to add lift and depth to the cookies. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 29 Sep. 2023 While the baking soda in your baked goods will react with both types of acid, the flavor simply won’t be the same. Carly Westerfield, Bon Appétit, 27 Sep. 2023 Use baking soda and vinegar, combined with damp towels, to clean the oven’s interior — or switch on the cleaning setting and let the oven do that step for you. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023 This acid often acts as a leavening agent when it is combined with baking soda. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 12 Oct. 2023 Baking soda: adding baking soda at the end of the cooking process helps lighten up the texture of the caramel–the baking soda reacts with the acid in the caramel from the sugar and creates tiny bubbles. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 7 July 2023 Or, go for the volcano effect: Pour vinegar over the gum, sprinkle on baking soda, and let the resulting fizzy foam go to work. Ann Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2023 Poke some holes in the lid of the jar, then just swish it every couple weeks to refresh the scent and the odor-absorbing qualities of the baking soda. Christina Poletto, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2023 Make cornbread batter: Combine the cornmeal mix and baking soda. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 1 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baking soda was in 1838

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“Baking soda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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baking soda

bak·​ing soda ˈbā-kiŋ- How to pronounce baking soda (audio)
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