Baking Soda Substitute

Sounds boring right? It may be, but, I haven’t been grocery shopping in awhile (I’m talking almost a month) and my house is bare. I mean I have a 5 year old and I’m out of ketchup bare. It’s bad. I keep telling myself “I’ll go tomorrow” but to be honest, I have left a full shopping cart twice due to a full meltdown by children (who have chosen to alternate said meltdowns) and I just can’t go grocery shopping with them. It’s sanity 0, kids 1…maybe 5.

So when I realized I was having a playdate but *gasp* had no delicious treats, I realized I had to figure something out.  (How Stepford right?)

So I pulled together a whole mess of ingredients that I thought would go together for mini muffins, started mixing everything together and realized…I had no baking powder. None. The tub was in the cabinet, but it was just there to mock me.

I looked up substitutes on pinterest AND google, but unfortunately they varied so much that I realized I was on my own. So, with high school level science, I decided to give myself a baking challenge. You know what? I aced chemistry in HS and BOOM, I still got it!

This is what you’ll need;

baking sodawhite vinegar

subtle, right? That’s it. Baking soda and white vinegar. My recipe called for 3 tsp of baking powder. To substitute, you need to add 3/4 tsp of baking soda to the dry ingredients and 1 1/2 tsp of white vinegar to the wet ingredients. The vinegar “activates” the soda to give it the same pop that baking powder.

That’s it! How cool right? My chemistry teacher Dr. Hershfield would have been super proud…I wonder if he’s still teaching…

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