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Why add baking soda to soup just before serving?

I have a cream of tomato soup recipe that calls for assembling everything then holding the soup in a double broiler until ready to serve....Then at that point adding a pinch of baking soda & some milk just before serving. Why would this be? What is the baking soda doing?

asked by usclious 9 months ago
4 answers 1929 views
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cv
added 9 months ago

It keeps the milk from curdling.

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cv
added 9 months ago

Source: Fannie Farmer cookbook (1996 centennial edition)

https://books.google.com...

Note that the baking soda has always been present in this recipe, dating back to the original 1896 edition. The head note explaining the baking soda's action appeared more recently.

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added 9 months ago

well if that isn't the darndest! Who knew?.............

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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added 9 months ago

A pinch of baking also rounds out a tomato sauce that's a bit to acidic.
It's also a trick used for sweet iced tea to smooth out a bitter tea.