Last month, a fellow expat messaged me because my Cooking Peas & Q’s food blog gave her the hope I could answer this Irish cooking question.
LETTER FROM CHRISTINA
I know you’re a big foodie. I am trying to make a nice V-Day dinner tomorrow for my hubby and need baking soda for the dessert. Problem is I can NEVER find it in the store, I heard it was called something else here. Do you know what it’s called and would Tesco or something like that carry it?? Oh the joys of grocery shopping in Ireland 🙂
If, however, you need baking powder and can’t find it, here is the formula to make it:
3 teaspoons baking powder = 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda + 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Here’s my recipe blog, for future reference: http://cookingpeasandqs.wordpress.com/ – I also share recipes at EvinOK.com
Though it is sometimes a challenge grocery shopping in a foreign country, it is also exciting to see all the new options and exotic (to me) ingredients. There are so many amazing things here that I’ve come to love.