Recipe asks for Baking Soda, I have Baking Powder...is this the same?

(11 Posts)
clottedcreamteaplease Fri 30-Aug-13 17:58:34

I'm not sure, is it the same?

readysteady Fri 30-Aug-13 18:05:10

Yes

ginmakesitallok Fri 30-Aug-13 18:06:18

Isn't baking soda the same as bicarbonate of soda?

ginmakesitallok Fri 30-Aug-13 18:07:40

Baking powder is baking soda with cream of tartar, they are different

Tee2072 Fri 30-Aug-13 18:09:42

They are not the same.

readysteady Fri 30-Aug-13 18:26:23

Well according to my cook book they are the same one is the American version bicarbonate of soda is something different.

adagio Fri 30-Aug-13 18:30:27

I always thought Baking Soda is Bicarb and Baking Powder has cream of Tartar added, exactly as ginmakesitallok says.

readysteady Fri 30-Aug-13 18:43:25

Maybe the books wrong.......

Tee2072 Fri 30-Aug-13 18:52:43

The book is wrong as some of my recipes call for both.

clottedcreamteaplease Fri 30-Aug-13 19:24:45

So to clarify no I can't use the baking powder I need bicarb of soda?

HugAndRoll Fri 30-Aug-13 19:27:28

No you have to get baking soda which is normally labeled bicarbonate of soda smile.

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