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Metallic taste with muffins

Laurelnd's picture

I have made two different muffin recipes and both have a metallic aftertaste .  The first one used 1TB baking soda, 1 1/2 cup flour and 3/4 cup buttermilk. The second one used 1 tsp baking soda, 1 cup flour and 1 1/3 cup buttermilk. All ingredients were fresh.  I've read ratio of baking soda to flour is 1/4 tsp to 1 cup flour. Could I be using too much baking soda? I'm following the recipe exactly. Thanks for any suggestions .  No baking powder in the recipes

GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

Well, IMO the 1TBS is 'way (post #71608, reply #1 of 4)

Well, IMO the 1TBS is 'way too much. Is there no baking powder in these.  The ratio of BS may change with the amount of buttermilk also.  You may just be very sensitive to that flavor.  I love some sugar cookies just FOR that flavor, but know others do not. You aren't using whole wheat flour by chance are you--I think that can have a metallic taste.

kitchengoddess's picture

same here (post #71608, reply #2 of 4)

sorry, I don't have any extra ideas.  I would also suggest that it was the baking soda ratio that is what is giving you the taste.

Pielove's picture

I agree with Gretchen that 1 (post #71608, reply #3 of 4)

I agree with Gretchen that 1 Tbsp is way too much baking soda--even 1 tsp is a lot.  What kind of muffins are you trying to make?  Do you have a link to the recipe?


bling5's picture

thanks for the great info! (post #71608, reply #4 of 4)

thanks for the great info!