Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda is a gentle raising agent for use in gingerbread, cookies, soda bread and a wide range of other recipes. It can be used to make a simple baking powder by using one part Bicarbonate of Soda to 2 parts Cream of Tartar. 'Bicarb' is a store cupboard essential which has also traditionally been popular for its usefulness around the house as well as for baking. It is a great 'natural' cleaner, deodouriser and mild abrasive. Use in solution to clean fridges, microwaves, teapots, cafetieres, glassware and kitchen utensils.