Doves Bicarbonate of Soda 200g

Doves Bicarbonate of Soda 200g

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Organic classic raising agent and household cleansing friend.

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Our Price £1.66 (£0.83 per 100g)

More about Doves Bicarbonate of Soda

Bicarbonate of soda (sodium bicarbonate or baking soda) has a multitude of uses in and around the house. Commonly used in baking, bicarbonate of soda acts as a leavening agent to help bread and cakes to rise . Bicarb also gives pancakes a light and fluffy texture, and batter made with a little bicarb is extra crispy when fried.

Bicarbonate of soda can also be used as a gentle cleaning agent around the house. Did you know that Bicarbonate of soda with water is great for cleaning outdoor wooden furniture like garden benches and picnic tables? It is also fantastic for cleaning sinks, ceramics and glass (mirrors and windows). You can use bicarb to remove lingering smells from flasks, carpets and upholstery. If you add a little bicarbonate of soda to your washing machine in place of fabric softener, it both deodorises and softens your washing.

Bicarbonate of soda has even found it’s way into the bathroom - dilute bicarbonate of soda with water and use as mouthwash or dab on mouth ulcers to speed up healing. And elsewhere in health and beauty you can use bicarbonate of soda to make your own exfoliants and bath bombs.


Try making your own bath bombs: Martha Stewart Bath Fizzies:

All it takes to make delicately scented tablets is a little mixing, some gradual spritzing, and a few minutes of molding. When you're finished you'll have dozens of effervescent treats in a variety of shapes and colors that will scent and soften bath water as they bubble. Stuff stockings with cellophane bags filled with stacks of the colorful blocks. They make great gifts for all the ladies on your list, including mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and grown-up nieces. Experiment with colors and scents; mix yellow and red to make orange, for example, and try blending lemon with lavender.

Tools and Materials
- 1¾ cup Bicarbonate of soda
1 cup Citric acid
- 2 cups Cornstarch
Food colouring
Essential oil
- Sieve
Glass bowl
Spritzer bottles
Baking molds

1. Sift bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, and cornstarch through a sieve to remove chunks. To make different tints, fill small spritzer bottles with water and add about 6 drops of food coloring to each.

2. Pour 1 cup of powdered mixture into a glass bowl. Lightly spritz, stirring after each spritz, until powder is desired color. Add water slowly, so mixture does not fizz. If mixing two tints, alternate colors as you spritz. Check the consistency of powder with your fingers; when it can be tightly packed or shaped, stop spritzing (this may take a little while).

Select an essential oil. Add 5 drops if it's one of the stronger scents (peppermint, lavender), 6 if it's a weaker one (lemon, grapefruit). Mix well. Firmly pack mixture into small baking molds. We used 1/4 cup for each fizzy, which is good for one bath. Allow mixture to set for 2 hours, then pop out carefully. Repeat with different tints for remaining powder.


Sodium bicarbonate.
May be from more than one country.

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Manufacturers Information

Doves Farm Foods, RG17 0RF, UK


Dumplings (for Stew)

100g Doves Farm Gluten Free Plain White Flour
1/2 tsp Doves Farm Bicarbonate of Soda 200g
1/2 tsp Cream of tartar
1-2 tsp Hambleden Herbs Organic Mixed Herbs
Pinch of salt & pepper <
50g Gluten-free suet
75ml Alpro Soya Fresh

Cooking Temperature:
230oC 450oF Gas Mark 8

Cooking Time:
20 minutes plus time for the stew to cook

4 people


Put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together. Add the suet and sufficient milk to form a firm dough.

Knead the dough for a minute or two on a floured surface, until smooth.

Divide the dough into 8 portions. Take one portion and roll it into a ball in the palm of your hands. Repeat to make the rest of the dumplings. Chill for 30 minutes while the stew is cooking.

Aim to add the dumplings to the stew about 20 minutes before it finishes cooking.

When the stew is very hot (bubbling), add the dumplings and return the dish to the oven to cook for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Serve straight away with potato farls or corn bread.

If you can't get hold of gluten-free suet, use lard and rub it into the flour before adding the milk.

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Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegetarian

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