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philippat Wed 17-Aug-05 20:06:46

help! american recipe calls for baking powder AND baking soda. Now I have regular english baking powder in the cupboard. Which of these is it, and where do I get the other?

spidermama Wed 17-Aug-05 20:13:55

I woul think by baking powder they must mean cream of tartar. Our baking powder, as you prob know, is made up of bicarb and CofT.

Twiglett Wed 17-Aug-05 20:15:46

wouldn't that be baking powder and bicarbonate of soda (ie baking soda = bicarb)?

expatinscotland Wed 17-Aug-05 20:18:00

No, they mean baking powder. You can use your English one, but do so cautiously, b/c American baking powder is double acting and English powder is single acting.

Baking soda is bicarb of soda.

Cybermum Wed 17-Aug-05 20:18:41

Baking soda and bicarbonate of soda I think. I've got an american reipe for muffins which calls for baking powder and bicarb. Not sur why but the book assures me both are vital!

Twiglett Wed 17-Aug-05 20:19:04

so wouldn't she use baking powder AND bicarbonate of soda then (like in muffins)?

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Cybermum Wed 17-Aug-05 20:22:53

Yes Twiglett thats what I meant.

expatinscotland Wed 17-Aug-05 20:22:54

Yep, twiglett, it's baking powder + bicarb of soda.

philippat Thu 18-Aug-05 07:16:56

thank you everyone

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