Here’s a quick guide to help you know when to use baking soda vs. baking powder in your baking.
Baking soda is a single-ingredient leavening agent. Baking powder, on the other hand, is a combination of a leavening agent and an acidic ingredient.
Now that you know the difference between these two leavening agents, you’re probably wondering when to use each one. Here are some guidelines:
If you only have baking soda on hand and you need it for something like cookies or biscuits, where a little bit of bitterness won’t be noticeable. Be sure to add an acidic ingredient.