Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Baking Supplies (soda, baking powder, etc)


Arm & Hammer Baking Soda – regular supermarkets*
from Green River, WY
available at
Most grocery stores
*Look for the WW on the box after the expiration date denoting that it comes from Green River, WY.


susan said...

Church & Dwight (the parent company of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda) has mining/manufacturing plants in Green River, Wyoming (within the 250 mile radius) as well as Ohio and Missouri.

More info to follow...

susan said...

The guy at the plant in Wyoming said that about 1/2 of all Arm and Hammer baking soda is manufactured in Green River.

To verify, look for "ww" printed after the expiration date on the box.

SUSAN said...


As they are fundamentally different products, you may not substitute ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda for baking powder in a recipe. You can make a baking powder substitute using ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda. To make the equivalent of 1 teaspoon baking powder, mix 5/8 teaspoons of cream of tartar with ¼ teaspoon ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda.

Both baking soda and baking powder are used in baking to help dough rise, for leavening. ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is a natural pure sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda and various acidic ingredients. ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda needs to react in combination with acidic ingredients, like cream of tartar or lemon juice, to release the carbon dioxide that causes dough to rise. Baking powder, which already contains these acidic ingredients, is used in recipes without other acidic ingredients.

susan said...


"It is a little more problematic to find a substitute for cream of tartar in baking projects. White vinegar or lemon juice, in the ratio of 3 times the amount of cream of tartar called for, will provide the right amount of acid for most recipes. But that amount of liquid may cause other problems in the recipe, and bakers have found that cakes made with vinegar or lemon juice have a coarser grain and are more prone to shrinking than those made with cream of tartar."

Susan said...

Did anybody notice that the line of logic above (with baking soda, cream of tartar and vinegar) leads to an exploding volcano?

Andrea and Mike said...

Mix the following proportions of baking soda and yogurt and reduce liquid for recipe accoringly.

1tsp. Baking soda w/ the "WW"
1/4- 1/2 cup Drake's Family Farms Yogurt (they make yogurt from their own cultures for approximately 10 generations before needing to start fresh, now that's local!