Cornbread Recipe with Baking SODA?

Updated on December 08, 2011
K.L. asks from Woodland, CA
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Anyone have a cornbread recipe with baking soda instead of baking powder or buttermilk? I only have baking soda, and I'm making Chilli tonight. I'd love to have cornbread with it, but I can't seem to find a recipe that doesn't call for baking powder. The ones that call for baking SODA that I have seen, also have buttermilk, which I don't have on hand either...

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answers from Denver on

You can make buttermilk by mixing 1 cup of milk with 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice. Let sit 5 minutes and voila!

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answers from Pittsburgh on

You can substitute 1 cup of milk with 1 Tbs of lemon juice (mix and let sit for 3-4 minutes, then stir) for the buttermilk so maybe you can use one of the recipes you have with baking soda.

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answers from Eugene on

You can make your own baking powder:

2 parts cream of tartar
1 part baking soda
1 part cornstarch

Mix well. Use the same amount of this baking powder as you would with the stuff from the store.

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answers from San Francisco on

Adding 1 tbl vinegar to a cup of regular milk is the equivalent of buttermilk.



answers from Sacramento on

You need baking soda and cream of tartar to make baking powder.

Mix 2 parts cream of tartar with 1 part baking soda. For example, mix 2 tsp cream of tartar with 1 tsp baking soda.

Use the amount of baking powder called for by the recipe. No matter how much homemade baking powder you made, if the recipe calls for 1-1/2 tsp, add exactly 1-1/2 tsp of your mixture.
Cream of tartar is used to increase the acidity of a mixture. So, you can't always use baking soda in recipes that call for baking powder. You can switch baking powder for baking soda, however, just expect the flavor to change a L..

If you have cream of tartar

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