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Due the number of bananas we have lurking outside on the deck, I've
decided to make several loaves of banana bread for the troops using
the recipe below.

The only ingredient we in doubt of is the baking soda. We have an open
box in the back fridge to absorb smells (melons, fish, etc ... my beer
doesn't smell until after I drink it).

Q: Does baking soda loose it's efficacy as a baking agent when it has
been left in a open box in the fridge for several months?

I hope not, because we're a good 35 - 45 minute drive from the nearest
supermarket.

http://www.elise.com/recipes/archive...nana_bread.php

Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

* 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
* 1/3 cup melted butter
* 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* Pinch of salt
* 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Method

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350F
(175C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a
large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the
baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last,
mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.


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una cerveza mas por favor ...

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"bob" wrote in message
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Due the number of bananas we have lurking outside on the deck, I've
decided to make several loaves of banana bread for the troops using
the recipe below.

The only ingredient we in doubt of is the baking soda. We have an open
box in the back fridge to absorb smells (melons, fish, etc ... my beer
doesn't smell until after I drink it).

Q: Does baking soda loose it's efficacy as a baking agent when it has
been left in a open box in the fridge for several months?

I hope not, because we're a good 35 - 45 minute drive from the nearest
supermarket.

recipe snippage

If you are leaving the baking soda open in the refrigerator to absorb odors,
would you really want to introduce those absorbed odors into your breads?
Personally, I'd make an extra beer-run into town and pick up a few boxes of
baking soda.

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bob wrote:

Q: Does baking soda loose it's efficacy as a baking agent when it has
been left in a open box in the fridge for several months?

I hope not, because we're a good 35 - 45 minute drive from the nearest
supermarket.


I've never seen a convenience store that doesn't carry it.

-sw
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Paco wrote:

If you are leaving the baking soda open in the refrigerator to absorb odors,
would you really want to introduce those absorbed odors into your breads?
Personally, I'd make an extra beer-run into town and pick up a few boxes of
baking soda.


Baking soda doesn't absorb odors. That's on of the most successful
marketing lies of the [last] century.

-sw
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"bob" wrote in message
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Due the number of bananas we have lurking outside on the deck, I've
decided to make several loaves of banana bread for the troops using
the recipe below.

The only ingredient we in doubt of is the baking soda. We have an open
box in the back fridge to absorb smells (melons, fish, etc ... my beer
doesn't smell until after I drink it).

Q: Does baking soda loose it's efficacy as a baking agent when it has
been left in a open box in the fridge for several months?

I hope not, because we're a good 35 - 45 minute drive from the nearest
supermarket.

If you are going to make several loaves of banana bread, why risk failure
because the bread didn't rise? That is what will happen if your baking soda
is old or compromised by dampness. I wouldn't want to waste all those
ingredients. Get a new box. Most drug stores and gas station food marts
carry it.
Janet




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"bob" wrote in message
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Due the number of bananas we have lurking outside on the deck, I've
decided to make several loaves of banana bread for the troops using
the recipe below.

The only ingredient we in doubt of is the baking soda. We have an open
box in the back fridge to absorb smells (melons, fish, etc ... my beer
doesn't smell until after I drink it).

Q: Does baking soda loose it's efficacy as a baking agent when it has
been left in a open box in the fridge for several months?

I hope not, because we're a good 35 - 45 minute drive from the nearest
supermarket.

http://www.elise.com/recipes/archive...nana_bread.php

Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

* 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
* 1/3 cup melted butter
* 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* Pinch of salt
* 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Method

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350F
(175C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a
large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the
baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last,
mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.


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Arm and Hammer Baking Soda is sodium bicarbonate and nothing else. It won't
break down. I wouldn't worry about using it.

Ed



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On May 3, 12:36*am, bob wrote:
Due the number of bananas we have lurking outside on the deck, I've
decided to make several loaves of banana bread for the troops using
the recipe below.

The only ingredient we in doubt of is the baking soda. We have an open
box in the back fridge to absorb smells (melons, fish, etc ... my beer
doesn't smell until after I drink it).

Q: Does baking soda loose it's efficacy as a baking agent when it has
been left in a open box in the fridge for several months?

I hope not, because we're a good 35 - 45 minute drive from the nearest
supermarket.

http://www.elise.com/recipes/archive...nana_bread.php

Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

* * * 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
* * * 1/3 cup melted butter
* * * 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
* * * 1 egg, beaten
* * * 1 teaspoon vanilla
* * * 1 teaspoon baking soda
* * * Pinch of salt
* * * 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Method

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350F
(175C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a
large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the
baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last,
mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

--

una cerveza mas por favor ...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~
Wax-up and drop-in of Surfing's Golden Years: http://www.surfwriter.net
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~


Baking SODA doesn't expires. Baking POWDER expires.
Lynn in Fargo
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On Sun, 3 May 2009 06:14:07 -0500, Sqwertz
shouted from the highest rooftop:

bob wrote:

Q: Does baking soda loose it's efficacy as a baking agent when it has
been left in a open box in the fridge for several months?

I hope not, because we're a good 35 - 45 minute drive from the nearest
supermarket.


I've never seen a convenience store that doesn't carry it.


Good thought. There's one that's only a 15 minute drive from us. Can't
stand the people who own it, so we never stop there. But I can
overcome my dislike long enough to grab an overpriced box of baking
soda.



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una cerveza mas por favor ...

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"Sqwertz" wrote in message
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Paco wrote:

If you are leaving the baking soda open in the refrigerator to absorb
odors,
would you really want to introduce those absorbed odors into your breads?
Personally, I'd make an extra beer-run into town and pick up a few boxes
of
baking soda.


Baking soda doesn't absorb odors. That's on of the most successful
marketing lies of the [last] century.

-sw


There you go again! First you cost the fast food industry many multiple
millions of dollars and now you attack the baking soda industry. When will
it all end? When? Just who do you think you are? Bobobananaramabonobo?

(Baking soda does absorb some odors, just not very efficiently; activated
charcoal does a much better job of it. Baking soda helps neutralize odors
caused by acids forming. The best solution is to dedicate the refrigerator
to its primary intended use; keeping beer cold.)

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This is why I'm one of the three smartest men on Usenet. And since the
other two haven't been seen for almost a year (murdered?), that makes
ME #1 according to Jerry - who thinks I'm the elusive "Steve".

-sw


Steve was the third of the so-called three wise men. The other Two, Geoff
and Tim are the two that have been missing for a long time.

That PROVES that you are Steve, not Sam.

Gotcha loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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"Sqwertz" wrote in message
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blake murphy wrote:
On Mon, 04 May 2009 07:22:04 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

This is why I'm one of the three smartest men on Usenet. And since the
other two haven't been seen for almost a year (murdered?), that makes
ME #1 according to Jerry - who thinks I'm the elusive "Steve".


ahem the smartest man on the planet has a usenet presence by proxy:
alt.fan.cecil-adams. i don't think cecil himself shows up, but his
amanuensis, ed zotti, used to show up from time to time as i recall.


Well, this is the world according to Jerry Sauk. Jerry thinks the world
revolves around alt.food.fast-food.


Uh, escuse me, but fast-food sells BILLIONS of dollar's each year... and
everybody needs to eat to survive, so hell yeah fast-food is a extremely
important thing. Not to mention it employs million's of people, especially
in a bad economy, is a major accomplishment.


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Paco wrote:


"Sqwertz" wrote in message
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Baking soda doesn't absorb odors. That's on of the most successful
marketing lies of the [last] century.


(Baking soda does absorb some odors, just not very efficiently;
activated charcoal does a much better job of it. Baking soda helps
neutralize odors caused by acids forming. The best solution is to
dedicate the refrigerator to its primary intended use; keeping beer cold.)


To be effective at neutralizing odors (not "absorbing"), baking soda would
have to placed directly on the odor itself - usually an acidic substance.
An open box of BS (and that's what it is, pure BS) will do nothing (or
very little) to eliminate orders.

http://www.pgacon.com/KitchenMyths.htm

This is why I'm one of the three smartest men on Usenet. And since the
other two haven't been seen for almost a year (murdered?), that makes
ME #1 according to Jerry - who thinks I'm the elusive "Steve".

-sw
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"Sqwertz" wrote in message
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Paco wrote:


"Sqwertz" wrote in message
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Baking soda doesn't absorb odors. That's on of the most successful
marketing lies of the [last] century.


(Baking soda does absorb some odors, just not very efficiently; activated
charcoal does a much better job of it. Baking soda helps neutralize
odors caused by acids forming. The best solution is to dedicate the
refrigerator to its primary intended use; keeping beer cold.)


To be effective at neutralizing odors (not "absorbing"), baking soda would
have to placed directly on the odor itself - usually an acidic substance.
An open box of BS (and that's what it is, pure BS) will do nothing (or
very little) to eliminate orders.

http://www.pgacon.com/KitchenMyths.htm


Good site. Glad to see you've sobered up.


This is why I'm one of the three smartest men on Usenet. And since the
other two haven't been seen for almost a year (murdered?), that makes
ME #1 according to Jerry - who thinks I'm the elusive "Steve".

-sw


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On Mon, 04 May 2009 07:22:04 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

Paco wrote:

"Sqwertz" wrote in message
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Baking soda doesn't absorb odors. That's on of the most successful
marketing lies of the [last] century.


(Baking soda does absorb some odors, just not very efficiently;
activated charcoal does a much better job of it. Baking soda helps
neutralize odors caused by acids forming. The best solution is to
dedicate the refrigerator to its primary intended use; keeping beer cold.)


To be effective at neutralizing odors (not "absorbing"), baking soda would
have to placed directly on the odor itself - usually an acidic substance.
An open box of BS (and that's what it is, pure BS) will do nothing (or
very little) to eliminate orders.

http://www.pgacon.com/KitchenMyths.htm


nice page.

This is why I'm one of the three smartest men on Usenet. And since the
other two haven't been seen for almost a year (murdered?), that makes
ME #1 according to Jerry - who thinks I'm the elusive "Steve".


ahem the smartest man on the planet has a usenet presence by proxy:
alt.fan.cecil-adams. i don't think cecil himself shows up, but his
amanuensis, ed zotti, used to show up from time to time as i recall.

your pal,
blake

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TFM wrote:

Good site. Glad to see you've sobered up.


yawn plonk

-sw


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