An article on baked baking soda as a substitute for lye...
Just curious but I caught an interesting article in the NY Times about alkali ingredients (specifically baking soda and lye). The author contends that baking baking soda creates a reasonable substitute to lye (while not as strong as lye, baking does make the baking soda stronger than unbaked baking soda). As a professional geek, I find this very interesting. I know that there are many here who make their own pretzels and bagels. Thoughts?
Here is the article: