Chemistry was never my thing in high school. I never really cared much about the periodic table, not to mention compounds… that is, until I ventured into the culinary world and I discovered the many powers of baking soda.
This white compound serves many functions, from a cleaning agent to a deodorant. It’s also good for teeth whitening and even for stomachaches. But one of its most relevant functions is related to baking, since it’s used to increase the volume and flavor of dough (hence the name baking soda). Baking soda is so versatile that it has won its own National Baking Soda Day on December 30. And to honor this celebration, put baking soda to good use by preparing your favorite baked goods.
With baking soda in hand, there’s nothing you can’t do in the kitchen. Among the virtually unlimited possibilities are cookies recipes like these enticing café coffee cookies, baked goods like these sweet potato-oatmeal muffins, and irresistible confections like this Chocolate Cake à l’Orange.
On baking soda day, let your best ally in the kitchen do what it does best, and get baking!