Tonight, our Community Group is making cookies for all of our new neighbors and we are going to deliver them with an invitation to a “Game Night” in a couple weeks. As I think on the ingredients that I need to make my cookies (I’m responsible for Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies), I found that it calls for baking soda. I don’t have baking soda, but I do have baking powder. So, I began to ask myself: Do I really have to go to the store (again) just for baking soda or can I substitute powder instead…?
I found this blog which seems to give a very precise answer as to why I must actually have baking soda instead of substituting. It says concisely, “Generally speaking, baking powder can not be substituted for baking soda since this will leave excess acidic compounds in the food which may affect flavor, texture and color.” Thank you, mister scientist that loves food, you have really answered my question and I appreciate it very much 🙂
I thought you might like to know this little tidbit of information as well, should you run into that dilemma. I love learning new things (even if I happen to forget it in about 2 days)!