What actually is "Cream of Tartar"

Cream of Tartar

I was stopped this week in the Supermarket aisle and asked what Cream of Tartar was as there was a container in the trolley on top of my groceries.

Now I did kind of um and err and told her it was something to do with Tartaric Acid from grapes in wine making but that was all i knew about what it is (you can google it). She then asked what you do with it besides Play dough?

Funnily enough its not the first time i have been asked. I do know a few things you can do with it so i thought I'd share them here too. If you know some more let us know in the comments :) 

  • Adds creamier texture to sugar baking's like icing and frosting.
  • When making Meringues. It increases the volume of foam and helps it not to collapse so fast.
  • Stabilises whipped cream. Add a pinch when whipping cream.
  • Making Play dough.
  • Can be added to boiling sugar to prevent crystals
  • 2 cups White Vinegar to ½ cup Cream of Tartar makes a great cleaning product for porcelain like baths and vanity and for pots and pans.
  • Making a paste from Cream of Tartar and a little water can relieve itching from minor bites.

 

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+1 # Declutterbug 2014-03-01 17:59
You taught me a couple of things there :)
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0 # Mums Take Five 2014-03-02 20:44
Quoting Declutterbug:
You taught me a couple of things there :)

good you teach me all the time :)
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+1 # Six Little Hearts 2014-03-02 08:33
LOL! Thanks for defining it - I always wondered what that stuff was! Sometimes I am too scared to find out what different things are but I can deal with the origin of that one!
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0 # Mums Take Five 2014-03-02 20:45
Quoting Six Little Hearts:
LOL! Thanks for defining it - I always wondered what that stuff was! Sometimes I am too scared to find out what different things are but I can deal with the origin of that one!

ha ha me too but that one i knew. It occurs naturally in the bottom of the barrel in the fermentation process ....... no you don't have to google it lol thank you for linking again lovely xx
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+1 # Shelley @ MoneyMummy 2014-03-02 10:38
Thanks for the info - my daughter is obsessed with it - it is her key ingredient for all her pretend meals at her kitchen!
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0 # Mums Take Five 2014-03-02 20:47
Quoting Shelley @ MoneyMummy:
Thanks for the info - my daughter is obsessed with it - it is her key ingredient for all her pretend meals at her kitchen!

Well thats interesting maybe she should share some recipes with me xx thank you for linking again xx
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0 # mom blog 2014-03-02 20:48
great i'll be back next week to link.
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0 # Shan 2014-03-02 23:08
Quoting mom blog:
great i'll be back next week to link.

look forward to seeing you, have a great week x
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0 # Shan 2014-03-02 20:49
I saw you play dough on pinterest. i didnt know what to do with it either. i wil try cleaning with it
thanks
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0 # Shan 2014-03-02 23:09
Quoting Shan:
I saw you play dough on pinterest. i didnt know what to do with it either. i wil try cleaning with it
thanks

thanks for letting me know how you found us.
great to see you
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+1 # SarahD 2014-03-02 23:10
Oh like the stop itching idea! Thanks for the little lesson. !
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0 # Shan 2014-03-03 11:24
Quoting SarahD:
Oh like the stop itching idea! Thanks for the little lesson. !

It works i tried it lol :)
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+1 # Lydia C. Lee 2014-03-03 05:51
I knew it made playdoh but that was about it....weird hey?
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0 # Shan 2014-03-03 11:25
Quoting Lydia C. Lee:
I knew it made playdoh but that was about it....weird hey?

Its a weird product! but if its in the cupboard anyhow its good to know it does other stuff :)
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