I really need your help about acidulant!

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Hi everybody!

I have already writen to you about that, but I couldn't have the confirmation I am searching for.
It's quite simple, I need somebody confirm to me, that it is possible to find acidulant (that is the same thing as acidifier), in waffles. I think I have already seen it on labels of waffles in supermarkets, but I need to be really sure, as it is for a very imortant work for me!
thank you very much for your help!
helen
 
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The acidulant in a waffle would be the baking soda. If there is no acid for the baking powder to work with, baking soda must be added.

. o O (Or is it vice versa??) :confused:
 

phatch

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Baking soda is basic, not acidic. It requires an added acid to activate. Baking powder includes it's own acid, usually cream of tartar.

The only other common cooking ingredient that is basic is egg whites.

Phil
 

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