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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

YAY!! Thank you jo-jo...I will check it out!!
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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

Baking soda (Natron Bicarbonate de Sodium) can also be found in Coop beside the Backpulver (green sachet)
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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

Hi, I always use britshop.ch for my "english baking stuff" (and the odd top up of Cadbury's chocolate)

Look for "Backpulver" for Baking Powder - in small packets (never found a tub) in the supermarket. They look like those rectangle sugar packets you get in restaurants

Soda I think I only found in France/Germany. But might have given up looking too early.

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Baking soda (Natron Bicarbonate de Sodium) can also be found in Coop beside the Backpulver (green sachet)
Will have a look in Coop - saves me a trip to ZG!
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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

or simply "Natron". If its not available in a supermarket, you'll get it in a pharmacy/Drogerie

Concerning baking powder: the US version often contains cream of tartar (Weinstein in German), while the (continental) European version is mainly baking soda (Natron).
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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

hi

I have bought baking soda at migros for 0.50 chf (brand "patissier")at the baking section and baking powder, u can get it at aldi "poudre a lever"
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"poudre a lever"
are you sure? Baking powder in french is "levure chimique".
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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

yes you can also call it levure chimique ou poudre a lever, it's the same thing
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Hello All...I wanted to make some pancakes and banana bread, but unfortunately I need baking soda and baking powder: Do they use these in Switzerland and if so, where the heck can I find them??

I have also seen the baking soda in Denner under the Oetker brandname. I think it is called "natrium bicarbonate". I have seen it during Christmas You definitely need this for banana bread.


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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

Also more info on the following while searching :

Baking soda, baking powder

Baking Soda (Basel)

Yeast instead of baking powder: can I still use the dough?

http://www.englishforum.ch/trash-dup...king-soda.html

http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=baking+soda

and last but not least, Suds and Soda ( great song, even while baking )

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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

Coop has the little green packets (5 grams) and Migros has larger, 50 gram pink packets of baking soda. Dried yeast is also in little packets alongside the soda and baking powder.

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or simply "Natron". If its not available in a supermarket, you'll get it in a pharmacy/Drogerie

Concerning baking powder: the US version often contains cream of tartar (Weinstein in German), while the (continental) European version is mainly baking soda (Natron).
Wrong. Both have to contain cream of tartar, otherwise it would be ordinary baking soda (Natriumbikarbonat (obsolete term in German), Natrium-Hydrogenkarbonat (current term in German), sodium hydrogen carbonate (English)).

Baking soda needs an acid to produce the CO2 that causes the rising effect. That's exactly what the cream of tartar does. In certain doughs, there is enough acidity that the cream of tartar is not needed. That's where plain baking soda can be used.
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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

Well I never understood the Swiss equivalent for baking soda so I always bring home some packets from the US.
Also some cream of tartar, because I once bought that here at a pharmacy and it looked like something from a toxic lab. so I stick to my personal import. but maybe I'll try out the coop green packets.
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Wrong. Both have to contain cream of tartar, otherwise it would be ordinary baking soda (Natriumbikarbonat (obsolete term in German), Natrium-Hydrogenkarbonat (current term in German), sodium hydrogen carbonate (English)).

Baking soda needs an acid to produce the CO2 that causes the rising effect. That's exactly what the cream of tartar does. In certain doughs, there is enough acidity that the cream of tartar is not needed. That's where plain baking soda can be used.
Aaah, here's someone who knows his/her powders. OUt of curiousity , would youhappen to know why creme of tartar is such an essential ingredient od play dough? It seems to have something to do with keeping the moisture consistency stable ( keeps the dough from both drying out and from absorbing moisture from the air) but how does it work?
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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

I once bought cream of tartar at the pharmacy too. I told them I wanted to bake cookies with it and they had to look it up in their big book to make sure it could be used for that. They seemed quite amazed that I wanted it for that. It did feel like some sort of drug deal buying it there so now I bring it back from the states too...
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Aaah, here's someone who knows his/her powders. OUt of curiousity , would youhappen to know why creme of tartar is such an essential ingredient od play dough? It seems to have something to do with keeping the moisture consistency stable ( keeps the dough from both drying out and from absorbing moisture from the air) but how does it work?
Sorry, I'm not that much into play dough, but I figure it could be there to prevent mold (mould for ya Brits) growth, fairly effective yet harmless if swallowed.
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Re: Baking Soda and powder??

You can also buy baking soda at the Indian stores, like Aggarwal.
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Re: Baking soda, baking powder, Arrowroot

Just reopening this discussion, there are two knids of baking powder... one is a single stage release and the other a two stage affair. If you're interested, read this: http://chemistry.about.com/cs/foodch...f/blbaking.htm

However, my real question is, "Can I buy arrowroot anywhere, shop/drogerie/chemical works/under the bridge from a guy in platform shoes?"

I know it's called Pfeilwurzelstärke in German but I have been unable to find it online. I will be visiting Migros and Coop tonight, anyhow, so will have a look but in case I can't locate it, do you have suggestions, please?
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You can buy bigs tubs of baking powder at the Asian food shop over by Kalkbreite tram stop in Zurich.
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Re: Baking soda, baking powder

you can get in any indian super market in zurich
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