8 Ways to Use Cream of Tartar
So, you've bought cream of tartar. You're probably wondering how to use it — or, what is cream of tartar, anyway? Consider this acidic powder your spice cabinet's secret weapon. Use it to strengthen meringues, whiten baked goods, and make DIY baking powder. Here are eight ideas.
You can credit cream of tartar for the perfect texture of a meringue. Reviewer Princess Mandy attests: "It held up beautifully over the weekend in the fridge, and the taste and texture were superb!"
Basic British Scones
Cream of tartar gives these light, fluffy scones their airy texture and delicate crumb.
Homemade Baking Powder Recipe
Baking soda and cream of tartar join forces in our super simple Homemade Baking Powder Recipe. Mix up a batch to keep on hand, or use this in an emergency when you need to substitute for the baking powder you forgot to pick up at the store.
Colorful and Edible Play Dough
Cream of tartar is essential to creating our Colorful and Edible Play Dough's soft, pliable texture.
Meringue Mushrooms will merit tons of compliments — read the recipe reviews for proof.
Homemade Angel Food Cake
Cream of tartar makes Homemade Angel Food Cake wonderfully light and airy.
Chef John's Chocolate Souffle
Whisking eggs and cream of tartar creates tiny air bubbles, which results in the soufflé's fluffy texture.
"These cookies were really easy and created a delicate and tender cookie," home cook Melissa Dickerson says.