I made some coconut scones this evening. The recipe called for 1 tablespoon of baking soda. I find though that I can taste the baking soda far too prominently in the recipe, it's a little off putting.
Does 1 tablespoon seem a lot for a recipe that yields 8 scones? Can I substitute the baking soda for an alternative ingredient or could I possibly just reduce the amount of baking soda?