While making the most of cakes as well as pastries and puddings, we use baking soda as it can make anything get soft within a less amount of heat and can even make the ingredients fluffy and spongy, but it has been seen that sometimes baking soda is not available at the moment and we have to seek for other ingredients in the kitchen that can be bought in use as a substitute to baking soda and if you also are going through the same jeopardy, you should follow the tips that we are mentioning here:-
What to Use Instead of Baking Soda
1. Use egg yolk:-
In case you have to bake something in the oven like a cake or pastry or something else like this, you can for sure add yolk out of two eggs in it for every single spoon of baking soda. Baking soda helps to make the cake fluffy and spongy. The same can be done with the help of egg yolk as well.
2. Double acting baking powder:-
In place of baking powder you can also choose to go for adding 4 spoons of double acting baking powder for every one spoon of baking powder. This change can be applied with pancakes, cookies and biscuits etc., and thus if you are planning to make one such dish in your kitchen, the double acting baking soda will be a better option.
3. Potassium bicarbonate:-
You can also add 1teaspoon of Potassium Bicarbonate with 1/3 tsp salt in place of Baking soda is you are making cookies. Cookies don’t need to be made much fluffy and rather cookies should be made crispy and thus potassium carbonate is enough to act as a substitute in this case.
4. Beware of the Acidic Contents:-
In changing Baking soda with some other substitute, there is always a risk that if you use something as a substitute to it without knowledge, it can even make you experience food poisoning because of the content that gets acidic and thus you should beware of the acidic contents if you wish to get sorted against the same.
5. Use Fruit Salt While Making Dhokla:-
If you are making some dish like Dhokla etc. You can simply use the yolk out of an egg or even fruit salt or a pouch of Eno would be enough to make you sorted. Remember not to add it more than enough as fruit salt is always recommended to be taken in a limit.
6. Sodium Bicarbonate:-
Baking soda is actually another name of baking soda and thus everything rich in sodium bicarbonate content can act as a substitute to it, but this always puts you at a risk of life and thus we advise you only to follow the first five approaches and not the sixth one as even we care about your health.