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I'm trying to remember from home-ec in high school (forever ago!):

Does salt help baking powder or baking soda in any way?

If a muffin recipe calls for salt, can I leave it out or use less? I really don't like to cook with salt.

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I never use salt in my baking and I don't think anything I have made has suffered for it. I'm not exactly sure what the purpose is but I think you are headed in the right direction.
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In non-yeast baking - salt is just for flavor. In yeast breads, salt is to control the rising of the yeast so you should do what the recipes says.

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