Discover the characteristics of each of these self-rising products and whether or not they are interchangeable

By its composition, both baking soda and baking powder are ingredients considered “chemical yeasts”. When incorporated into a pastry recipe before cooking, these products generate carbon dioxide, which helps the preparation to rise.

Baking soda, when combined with moisture and an acid element, such as yogurt, eggs or sour milk, produces carbon dioxide bubbles. But if there is not enough acid for the reaction to occur, a bitter taste will be generated in the preparation.

On the other hand baking powder is made of baking soda, which has an acid supplement; tartar cream and a drying agent; usually cornstarch.

Coming from East Africa, it is rich in iron and vitamins B and C

It is supposed as one of the superfoods of the future. Camel milk from East Africa is low in fat. It is slightly saltier than cow milk and its potential is magnificent.

With more than 12.2 million, Somalia is home to the largest camel population in the world. Although this dairy business is growing, the milking procedure is still primitive and many farmers sell milk in local and national markets.

The value of this milk is in its nutritional power against diabetes and allergies. In addition, it is aphrodisiac. In the market there are already numerous products with camel milk…

Get lost in one of the most important Norwegian cities

Stavanger is a port city, located in southwestern Norway, the fourth largest in the country by population after Oslo, Bergen and Trondhein. It has a great university character so its atmosphere is always vibrant.

Stavanger was designated in 2008 as European Capital of Culture. Proof of this is the Gladmat, one of the most important gastronomic festivals, held every July since 1998 and attracting more than 250,000 visitors each year to discover typical cuisine and participate in culinary workshops that take place around the port of the city.

12 typical dishes of Israel that you should try if you go through these lands

Israel has a wide mosaic of cultures and religions thanks to a population made up of people from more than 120 countries. As a result, the cuisine is very varied and its true native dishes are difficult. Therefore, we tell you the most consumed in this fascinating land of the Middle East.


The pita bread or Arab bread is a variety of flat bread, slightly fermented, with little crumb inside, light and versatile. Its trick lies in high temperature baking so that the dough inflates and the outsides comes apart. …

Labels use either of these two measures. Know your differences to avoid confusion

Those who are used to taking care of their diet and check the labels of nutritional information of the foods they consume will surely have observed that in some labels they speak of calories, while in others they refer to kilocalories.

Even so, most likely they have not worried much about the matter and have assumed that both measures amount the same. So common is this error, which is sometimes called calories, when in fact it is kilocalories, or vice versa.

Given that a healthy diet is based on the regulation of the amounts of energy consumed, this can be…

The dessert that stimulate the sleep cycle

The origin of ice cream is very old. In Italy they argue that the ancient Romans are the inventors of the “sorbet”, for which they used ice, fruits and honey. In the East they point out that the Chinese, many centuries before Jesus Christ, mixed the snow of the mountains with honey and fruits.

It is also said that in the court of Alexander the Great they burried amphoras with fruits and honey in the snow to preserve them and ate them frozen.

The proven historical record is from the year 1660, when the Italian Procopio invented a machine that…

Fish and seafood, fresh product markets and historic restaurants

Located in western Norway, Bergen is the second largest city in the country, caught between mountain slopes and the waters of the North Sea. Founded 950 years ago and linked to the Viking Age, this gateway to the Norwegian fjords was for centuries a center of trade with the rest of Europe as a member of the Hanseatic League, a commercial and defensive collaboration between Germany and the Baltic Sea areas, Sweden, Poland and Russia.

Bergen is famous for the seven mountains that surround the center and is the starting point to discover Norway for its location between the Hardanger…

Add a finishing touch to your meals with this frozen cake

Although ice creams arrive at our tables during the summer when temperatures change, they are also the whim of winter.

From the most popular and most demanded, such as vanilla ice cream, to chocolate and nougat, to strawberry and dulce de leche, which occupy the top positions of the most ice cream makers.

You can find them in the classic terrine, in the traditional cone, bathed in hot chocolate, in the form of a roll or made at the moment in cold plates, so popular in the streets of Bangkok, among many other proposals. …

One of the most popular entrees of our gastronomy

It is one of the most classic entrees of Spanish cuisine. The fish cake, also called “Pastel de Cabracho”, because of the type of fish used, is a simple recipe to make that is usually present in every festive celebration.

According to the story, the original recipe can be found in the book “The complete kitchen” of the gourmet María Mesteyer, known as the Marquesa de Parabere, which was published in Madrid in 1933.

This cake is popular in Basque cuisine, it can be found along the entire coast of the Cantabrian Sea. …

Raspberries, currants, blueberries and strawberries conquer the sweet tooth of the house

Originally from the city of Vienna, the Apfelstrudel consists of a dough filled with apples, raisins and a touch of cinnamon. It is not a new dessert, since the first recipe is in a manuscript called Koch Puech, from the year 1969. Strudel means swirling in German referring to the disorder of ingredients that, when cut, can be seen inside.

Although the filling can be the most varied, the most popular is apples, which has to be acidic to counteract the sweetness of sugar. But there are more elaborations spread throughout the world, such as the Topfenstrudel, made with quark…

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