[Sca-cooks] Al-Warraq and Bakers Borax

Philip Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sun Jun 21 17:30:42 PDT 2009

On Jun 21, 2009, at 7:21 PM, David Friedman wrote:

> Some of the bread recipes use "bakers borax" aka "armenian borax."  
> Anybody know what name, if any, one would buy it under nowadays?

Google Books has the following page containing a lexicon entry for  
baker's borax:


It defines it as a soda used by bakers... while it would be nice to  
know specifically what chemical is meant (presumably if it appears in  
a lot of food recipes there must be a relatively non-toxic dosage),  
the best practical substitution might be baking soda.


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