cooking substitutes


Question by  reno911 (17)

Can yeast be an alternative for baking soda?


Answer by  martin67 (114)

yeast cannot be an alternative for baking soda.... the alternative for baking soda is the baking powder..... yeast will not be much effective like baking soda.......


Answer by  rhistory (224)

Unfortunately, yeast is not a good alternative to baking soda. It can alter the flavor and the recipe in which it is being used. However, a good alternative to baking soda is baking powder. Both can be use interchangeably and with little to no effect on the recipe or the taste.


Answer by  lilian (397)

Baking soda is used to neutralize the acids, add tenderness, and some leavening in a recipe. Yeast is a living organism that breaks down the starch of the flour into sugars, which the yeast grows on, and produces alcohol and carbon dioxide. If you have baking powder, triple the amount of baking powder to equal the amount of baking soda.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

No. How well yeast works is affected by the other ingredients in the recipe, such as the amount of salt, sugar, and the type of flour. You might be able to adapt the recipe to use yeast with some experimenting, but the results would probably look and taste quite different.


Answer by  bakerboy (14)

Yeast and baking soda are both used as a levaner, that is to make air pockets in dough, so that the dough rises and thus less dense. So you could use yeast, but it will take longer than baking soda to do the same job.

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