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How To Use Bicarbonate of Soda

Bicarbonate of Soda is also known as Bicarb and Baking Soda and it is used to raise or aerate many baked items.

The active ingredient in FREEE Bicarbonate of Soda is bicarbonate of soda with the chemical code NaHCO3. It is naturally alkaline and combines with the acidic ingredients used in a recipe, together with oven heat, to generate bubbles and lift during baking.

If used in excess it can impart a metallic taste.

Free from Gluten


Bread and Scones

  • Bicarbonate of Soda is used to rise un-yeasted items when the recipe contains large amounts of acidic ingredients such as yogurt, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, or molasses. For example, our Gluten Free Brown Soda Bread recipe.

Cakes and Muffins

  • Cakes containing acidic ingredients such as lemons or apple sauce are often made with plain flour and Bicarbonate of Soda instead of self raising flour. For example, our Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake recipe.



Other Uses

  • Used to soften dates and dried fruit.
  • A pinch of soda can help vegetables stay green when boiling.
  • Can neutralize odours.

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