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Is baking powder the same thing as bicarbonate of soda?

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ChocolateCoins Mon 08-Apr-13 14:19:54

Thanks for the replies. I think I got confused with baking soda/powder. No muffins for us today then. sad

KatoPotato Mon 08-Apr-13 14:10:15

I think Bicarb with cream of tartare makes baking powder?

twolittlemonkeys Mon 08-Apr-13 14:09:08

Not the same thing. Bicarb is gentler as a raising agent I think. Bicarbonate of soda is sometimes referred to as baking soda. Best to go and buy some baking powder if you're baking cakes.

Poledra Mon 08-Apr-13 14:09:08

it's not. Have a lookee here

ChocolateCoins Mon 08-Apr-13 14:05:42

And if not can I use BofC instead of baking powder? Will it make much difference?

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