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View Poll Results: how often do you use more baking powder or soda than called for?
regularly 4 21.05%
sometimes 4 21.05%
never 11 57.89%
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Old 06-21-2006, 06:19 AM   #1
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Do you measure baking soda or baking powder?

how often do you fudge the amount of baking powder or soda called for in your pancakes, muffins, quickbreads and biscuits? by about how much?

when i'm measuring, most measurements are either "rounded" or "heaping", and when i'm not measuring, i'm pretty sure i'm being rather generous.


let me make sure that wine's ok before i use it.
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:32 AM   #2
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never, for me. I am not fond of eating baking powder or soda. And quick breads and pancakes are "chemistry in the kitchen". I do not want to mess with the ratio of these leavening agents.

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Old 06-21-2006, 07:56 AM   #3
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I only measure if there's a lot to be added, then I level off the tsp measure. Otherwise, I've gotten pretty good at eyeballing the amount in the palm of my hand.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:23 AM   #4
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I don't see the need to vary the amount in a recipe unless the recipe fails.
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Old 06-21-2006, 10:38 AM   #5
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It depends on what I'm making. If it is biscuits or similar, that I make all the time (for more years than I can count) I rarely measure anything and they always turn out great. For cakes or other sensitive recipes, I always measure and level off.
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:32 PM   #6
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I always measure exactly when baking. Baking is chemistry. And baking powder and baking soda are all about chemical reactions..
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:41 PM   #7
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I always measure because once I accidentally put too much baking soda in. My cookies didn't taste too pleasant.

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