Cream of Tartar

General Description

Cream of Tartar is a natural, pure ingredient left behind after grape juice has fermented to wine.

Geographical Sources

Cream of Tartar is obtained from wine producing regions.

Traditional Ethnic Uses

Cream of Tartar is used to stabilize egg white foams. It is also a major ingredient in baking powder.

Taste and Aroma Description

Cream of Tartar has no aroma and has an acidic flavor.

History/Region of Origin

Cream of Tartar has been known since ancient times.

Storage Tips

Store in cool, dark, dry places.

A Few Ideas to Get You Started

For craft dough, mix together 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and 2 tablespoons Cream of Tartar in a pan. Stir in 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon oil, and a few drops of food coloring. Cook and stir over medium heat until it forms a ball. Cool and store in a plastic bag until ready to use. Use 1/8 teaspoon per egg white to make souffles, meringues, angel food, chiffon cakes, and candy.