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Baking

Post by Hikerki » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:41 pm

I'm new here in this forum. I am from the US, and living here in Chile. I've done some searching but I haven't found an answer with a lot of support. What do you use for baking soda here? I am pretty sure imperial is like baking powder. I tried bicarbonato in some cookies, but they were hard and had a different taste. What are your experiences what is a good substitution? As for now, I'm just trial and error with imperial...usually I need to use a lot more than what my recipe calls for. :shock:

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Re: Baking

Post by zer0nz » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:45 pm

Bicarbonato is baking soda... its not a substitute

Polvo de Horno is baking powder

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Re: Baking

Post by Donnybrook » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:57 pm

It is more likely the flour is different from what you are used to. Don't buy bicarbonato in little envelopes, get the white plastic jar with the blue top. Usually on the bottom shelf in the aisle where the spices are. Use Royal polvo de hornear.

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Re: Baking

Post by wiscondinavian » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:25 pm

Royal is polvos para hornear (polvos = powder, para hornear = baking, sooo, baking POWDER)

Baking POWDER in the US is commonly in a little red tin (box or cylinder)

Baking POWDER/polvos para hornear (Royal) is usually found in the baking aisle.



Bicarbonato is baking SODA.

Baking SODA in the US is most commonly Arm & Hammer's yellow box.

Baking SODA/bicarbonato

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Re: Baking

Post by wiscondinavian » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:45 pm

PS. Harina sin polvos de hornear is "flour without baking powder", so All-purpose flour

Harina con polvos de hornear is "flour WITH baking powder", not the same as self-rising flour in the US. Self rising flour ALSO has salt in it. No salt in the local harina con polvos de hornear.

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Re: Baking

Post by Hikerki » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:37 pm

Thanks guys...I use harina sin polvos...but I will look for the bicarbinato in the store...I was buying it in the local negocio on the corner in a little plastic packet. Also, I will buy royal instead of imperial.

As far as making a sour cream coffee cake...have any of you found sour cream or know how to make it yourself or use a substitute?

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Re: Baking

Post by Donnybrook » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:01 pm

You can buy sour cream in the bigger supermarkets. Crema ácida. There are two brands. One is Quillayes and I can't remember the other, but they are the same thing.

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Re: Baking

Post by Hikerki » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:08 pm

Great, Thanks! I have seen that brand, but not "crema acida". I'll have to look again in some supermarkets.

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Re: Baking

Post by at46 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:46 am

Hikerki wrote:...have any of you found sour cream or know how to make it yourself or use a substitute?
I bought some kefir culture on mercadolibre.cl and make my own kefir, sour cream and cottage cheese. It's super easy. Here's a good website for info http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~dna/Makekefir.html

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Re: Baking

Post by mlightheart » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:51 pm

Hikerki wrote:Great, Thanks! I have seen that brand, but not "crema acida". I'll have to look again in some supermarkets.
Jumbo carries it here in Temuco, so more than likely a Jumbo in your area should have it.

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Re: Baking

Post by HybridAmbassador » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:33 pm

wiscondinavian wrote:Royal is polvos para hornear (polvos = powder, para hornear = baking, sooo, baking POWDER)

Baking POWDER in the US is commonly in a little red tin (box or cylinder)

Baking POWDER/polvos para hornear (Royal) is usually found in the baking aisle.



Bicarbonato is baking SODA.

Baking SODA in the US is most commonly Arm & Hammer's yellow box.

Baking SODA/bicarbonato
Baking SODA in the US is most commonly Arm & Hammer's yellow box.
Ha! this is the stuff I use to de-odorize inside my fridge. Being told best to disperse smells.
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Re: Baking

Post by Hikerki » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:42 pm

at46 I'll check that out too...

Yes, Baking soda is a great deodorizer!

I'll have to go to Jumbo to look. There is one in the city where I work.

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