Why Do I Have to Add Baking Soda to Boiling Water in This Recipe?
Q: In making an old ginger cookie recipe, I was instructed to add the baking soda (1 tsp) to a small amount of boiling water, then add the mixture to the rest of the ingredients. Why?
Sent by Faye
Editor: Mixing the water and baking soda may have been a way to start to activate the baking soda. Readers, why do you think this step is in the recipe?