Added Wrong Ingredient To Recipe, Can We Salvage The Mix

Baking By dfwquiltr37 Updated 1 Jan 2012 , 7:12pm by sleepiesaturn

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dfwquiltr37 Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 6:59pm
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my daughter wanted to make some cupcakes and did not pay attention to well to the ingredient she was suppose to add.
she added 2 1/2 tsp. of BAKING SODA instead.. Can she save the dry ingredients or do we have to throw it away?
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MimiFix Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 7:41pm
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She meant to use baking powder? Baking soda has more than twice the leavening power of baking powder. Plus, it's used with acidic ingredients while baking powder is used with alkaline ingredients. Either post the recipe so we can make suggestions, or throw it out and start again. Sorry.

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KoryAK Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 8:26pm
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Baking powder = baking soda+an acid like cream of tartar. If this indeed the mistake that was made, you can google the ratio of acid you would need to add to make the baking soda "into" baking powder, then scale your recipe up to match the now added amount of baking powder and then proceed.

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sleepiesaturn Posted 1 Jan 2012 , 7:12pm
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Wish I read this sooner so I could help. Hopefully it worked out for you! I hate throwing things away

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