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is baking soda and baking powder the same thing?

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Asked by kb24 at 2:19 PM on Jan. 19, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • nope but I don't know why :)

    Answer by Nyx7 at 2:19 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • nope

    baking soda - pure sodium bicarbonate.
    Baking powder - sodium bicarbonate + tartaric acid + starch

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • No, I found this out when I first made my own Chicken and Dumplings and it called for Baking Powder. Definate difference in the texture and stuff.

    Answer by Memigen at 2:21 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • No, baking powder is to make stuff you are baking rise and baking soda is to hold stuff you are baking together.

    Answer by ABPeterson at 2:31 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • No but you can make your own baking powder using baking soda, which is what i do.

    Homemade Baking Powder Recipe
    Royal Baking Powder was a single-acting product made years ago. Here's a recipe for single-acting baking powder you could use in old recipes calling for Royal brand.

    * 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
    * 1 tablespoon baking soda
    * 1 tablespoon cornstarch

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 2:37 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • Baking soda is activated by an acid- such as milk.
    Baking powder is activated by any liquid.

    Both give off gas (carbon dioxide I think) that helps the mixture rise.

    Answer by Bmat at 2:40 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • Bmat - milk is NOT an acid LOL it's a base hence why it calms down acid indigestion.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

  • NO. baking powder is used when making a cake or cornbread things like that, Baking soda is the stuff you put in the fridge for the funky food smell

    Answer by ummyasir1622 at 5:59 PM on Jan. 19, 2010

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