Cream of Tartar
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Cream of Tartar by OliveNation is an all-natural baking staple. You can use the natural powder in a number of ways. It stabilizes egg whites and gives frostings, whipped creams, and icings better consistency for decorating cakes. Try adding Cream of Tartar to syrups and candy mixtures to prevent sugar from forming crystals. And, if you run out of baking powder, you can make your own with Cream of Tartar. The powder is also a key ingredient in homemade play dough recipes. OliveNation Cream of Tartar is gluten-free and kosher.
What is Cream of Tartar?
The fine white powder, Cream of Tartar, naturally forms as a byproduct of wine fermentation.
How to use Cream of Tartar in Meringues or Soufflés
When making a meringue or soufflé, add 1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar per egg white to stabilize it and add volume.
How to Make Your Own Baking Powder
Mix one part baking soda with two parts Cream of Tartar. For 1 tablespoon baking powder: combine 1 teaspoon baking soda and 2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar. If you plan to store your homemade baking powder, add 1 teaspoon cornstarch to prevent clumping.
How to Stabilize Buttercream, Whipped Cream, Icing, or Frosting with Cream of Tartar
For a standard recipe, adding 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar generally stabilizes the mixture.