baking soda


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In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Lisa Yockelson,, "Recipe: Stir peanut-butter cups into blondies for every favorite childhood taste in spades," 17 June 2019 In a separate medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Priya Krishna reveals her signature recipes," 15 June 2019 Some of the items in your pantry (like baking soda and vinegar) work as effective cleaners and, even better, cost next to nothing. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "9 Homemade Cleaners That Actually Work, According to Cleaning Experts," 11 Jan. 2018 Mixed with acidic soured milk or buttermilk that might otherwise have gone to waste, baking soda created a chemical reaction that made possible the gas bubbles that leaven these breads. Robin Mather,, "How to use summer’s bounty in quick breads that go sweet or savory," 16 July 2019 Clean it by sprinkling in baking soda or using a deodorizing pack or pod, like Fresh Wave, under the can's liner or adhered inside the lid. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Unwanted Odors in Your House," 29 Nov. 2018 Try baking soda: For heavier tarnish, mix three parts baking soda to one part water. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Jewelry Like a Pro," 7 May 2019 In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt on low speed 1 minute or until well blended. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spring Animal Cupcakes," 7 Mar. 2019 If warm, soapy water doesn’t work, try one of these three methods: Make a poultice by mixing together equal parts baking soda and coconut oil. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove Super Glue," 24 June 2019

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of baking soda

: a kind of salt that is used to make baked foods (such as cookies and breads) light and fluffy

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Kids Definition of baking soda

: a white powder used especially in baking to make dough rise and in medicine to reduce stomach acid

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