Different parts of the world use different measuring systems, but seeing “¾ teaspoon of baking soda” shouldn’t scare you.
In this article, we’ll take about how much is it and how to measure it.
How Much is ¾ Teaspoon of Baking Soda?
To put it simply, ¾ teaspoon of baking soda is equal to ¾ teaspoon of salt – ½ teaspoon + ¼ teaspoon.
This applies to anything you want to measure, and by breaking the number down, it will probably be easier for you to find the right spoon to use for measuring.
But even if you can’t find the right spoon, you can always try to convert it and combine your available options to find something that suits you.
If you don’t have measuring spoons, your best option would be to transfer everything into grams.
What is important is that you have the ingredients. Measuring the exactly right amount of everything isn’t always necessary, especially in cooking. Cooking is very much art-like, so there really are no “mistakes”.
If you can’t find any way to measure your ingredients, at least your last option will always be available, and that is eyeballing it.
Remember, there are no mistakes in art, so even though eyeballing might be scary, don’t worry about it too much. I am sure that you will make it just fine.
Measuring ¾ Teaspoon of Baking Soda with Measuring Spoons
If you happen to have a set of measuring spoons, you have a few options.
- Firstly you can get a teaspoon and fill 75% of it, that would be almost a full spoon.
- Secondly, you can get the “½ teaspoon” spoon and put in one whole spoon, and then add one more half of it.
- But if you prefer to work with full spoons, try to find the “¼ teaspoon” spoon. Then you just fill it 3 times and you are ready to go.
Combining all the spoons that you have this way will surely get you a combination that is convenient for you to use.
3/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda in Grams
If you do your cooking in grams, you need to put in almost 4 grams of baking soda (3.7 grams to be precise).
While converting into grams may be easier in some situations, keep in mind that different ingredients may be converted differently, so check carefully so you don’t get all the amounts completely wrong.
Baking Powder Instead of Baking Soda
Baking soda is much stronger than baking powder, when converted it is basically – 1 teaspoon of baking powder = ⅓ teaspoon of baking soda.
In this case, for ¾ teaspoon of baking soda, you should use a little more than 2 spoons of baking powder.
Converting Teaspoons intoTablespoons
If you want to use tablespoons instead of teaspoons, ¾ teaspoon will convert to around ¼ tablespoon.
To get a ¼ tablespoon of baking soda, you can fill 25% of a tablespoon. If your set has a dedicated ¼ tablespoon spoon, just use that.
What is Half of ¾ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
¾ of a teaspoon is 75%, so if we divide that by 2, we get 37.5%. That is somewhere near 40% (⅖) of a teaspoon.
The best way to get 40% of a teaspoon would be to eyeball a little less than half a teaspoon.
How to Measure ¾ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
The best way to measure ¾ teaspoon is to use a set of measuring spoons and find the ones that suit you the most.
You can either eyeball 75% of the teaspoon with a full teaspoon or use one whole ½ teaspoon and add another half of the same spoon.
The best way would be for you to find the ¼ teaspoon and fill that spoon 3 times.
If you don’t have measuring spoons, you can measure the baking soda in grams. For that, you can use any electrical or mechanical scale.
Measure in Grams
The amount of baking soda that you should measure is about 4 grams.
If you don’t have any of these available for you at the moment, you can also just eyeball it.
I like to think that cooking is like a form of art, so I don’t believe in mistakes while cooking.
With that in mind, ¾ teaspoons would be around 5-6 pinches of baking soda.
By eyeballing the amount this way, you won’t get the most accurate results, but it probably won’t affect the recipe that much.
If you cook a lot, it probably isn’t unusual for you to stumble across different recipes where some use grams, cups, teaspoons, tablespoons, etc.
Because of this, I recommend having a set of measuring spoons and a scale, as it will make it much easier for you and save you a lot of time.
But even if you don’t have all the tools, you can always try to convert the required amount into something that is available for you or just eyeball it.
If you use all of these methods, I am sure you will be able to tackle every recipe.