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What is "Bread Soda?"

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buns of steel

What is "Bread Soda?"

I was looking at Susan's (wildyeastblog.com) quick herb loaf leavened with baking soda.

The original recipe is from the Ballymaloe cooking school's book, and calls for a teaspoon of "Bread Soda".

Is that different than baking soda?  I'm thinking it might be as a teaspoon doesn't sound like much against a pound of flour.  Or maybe it is just baking soda...

 

Does anyone know definitively (not just guessing like me).

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thomaschacon (not verified)

Here's a link that mentions the same book you mention: http://www.ochef.com/1500.htm

And this: http://www.ochef.com/926.htm

And this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_bicarbonate



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Mini Oven

Refermented using natural processes and bottled with perfection!   Only for the true rye lover.  Serve up in frosted glass mugs.  Resembles root beer!

Just kidding but it does get one to start to wonder if something similar exists.  I wonder….  Malt soda?

 

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buns of steel

thank you thomaschacon.

 

Mini O - LOL, but it sounds more like beer beer.  (not root).