"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cooking Resources > Substitutions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-13-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
Sous Chef
 
masteraznchefjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: UCLA
Posts: 785
Send a message via AIM to masteraznchefjr
Substitution for alkaline powder

Hello so I'm making ramen noodles from this recipe Recipes-Handmade Ramen Recipe-Recipe

and was wondering if there was a substitute for alkaline powder.

Thanks!

__________________

masteraznchefjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Central Texas
Posts: 7
I would assume that the recipe's reference to alkaline powder is another way of saying Baking Powder. Baking Powder is Alkaline in itself
__________________

__________________
TxYankee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2009, 06:40 PM   #3
Head Chef
 
mcnerd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,326
I would leave it out completely. I don't think it has anything to do with making the ramen noodles themselves, but seems to be added for someone's health benefit. Regular recipe is:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Oil for frying
__________________
Support bacteria. It's the only culture some people have.
mcnerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #4
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
I agree with Mcnerd. "Alkaline Powder" is nothing but a supposed "health" supplement of dubious value. Definitely not a necessary supporting player in any recipe. No substitution necessary - just leave it out.
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,272
Quote:
Originally Posted by TxYankee View Post
I would assume that the recipe's reference to alkaline powder is another way of saying Baking Powder. Baking Powder is Alkaline in itself

Baking powder contains an acid -- the opposite of alkaline
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 12:04 PM   #6
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by TxYankee View Post
I would assume that the recipe's reference to alkaline powder is another way of saying Baking Powder. Baking Powder is Alkaline in itself
Quote:
Originally Posted by jennyema View Post
Baking powder contains an acid -- the opposite of alkaline

Actually, baking powder contains both an alkali and an acid. It's more logical to assume baking soda is another term for alkaline powder. (I'm not sure if that's the case)
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 12:28 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
Oh for goodness sake! Once again I can easily see where this whole discussion is going to do nothing but confuse the OP as to what to do.

Regardless of how you feel about alkaline powder, baking powder, & baking soda - NONE of these items are ingredients for homemade ramen noodles. Don't believe me? Do a websearch like I just did for "homemade ramen noodles". Not an iota of alkaline powder, baking powder, or baking soda in sight.

Again dear original poster - don't worry about a substitute; just leave the "alkaline powder" out.
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 12:36 PM   #8
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,384
Just a group of people discussing cooking...
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 01:08 AM   #9
Sous Chef
 
masteraznchefjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: UCLA
Posts: 785
Send a message via AIM to masteraznchefjr
well noodles a success! without the alkalaine water or powder or w/e. I just used bread flour instead of all purpose and then it turned out nice and chewy noodles and springy
masteraznchefjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 01:44 AM   #10
Senior Cook
 
shalinee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 170
I used to make a lot of noodles. The alkaline powder or solution is used very sparingly to give it a chewy texture. Sometimes I use & sometimes I don't depending on the types of noodles. You can get a nice chewy texture by using bread flour like what masteraznchefjr said. Homemade noodles is still the best. A pasta machine will make the work a lot easier.
__________________

__________________
shalinee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.