Baking Powder or Baking Soda in Bread

small bowls of baking soda and baking powder. Baking powder or baking soda in bread.

I love making quick breads. They’re so versatile. Have too much zucchini? Pop it in a quick bread. Craving something sweet? Make an almond joy coconut quick bread. Short on time and need some toast? Go for a savory sourdough discard quick bread.

But even though quick breads are diverse in their flavors, they all share two common ingredients: baking powder or baking soda as leavening agents. Some recipes even call for both.

Baking soda and baking powder are essential for lifting quick breads in the oven. They give breads their fluffy, porous texture. But should you use baking powder or baking soda for your next recipe? Are they interchangeable? Let’s take a look at the difference between the two and how they affect your quick bread.

How to Wrap Quick Bread for Gifting

How to Wrap Bread for Gifting

Not sure how to wrap quick bread for the holiday season? I've got some step-by-step instructions and photos for a simple, yet rustic wrapped loaf.

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A Beginner Baker’s Guide to Gluten

Gluten raises a lot of questions among beginning bakers. Here's a quick guide to what it is and which flours have the most (and least) amounts of gluten.


Should You Mill Your Own Flour?

Should you buy a mill for making your own flour? I do some math for you to determine whether you save more than you spend.