About Cream of Tartar
Cream of Tartar is a natural, pure ingredient left behind after grape juice has fermented to wine. 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 colouring. Cook and stir over medium heat until it forms a ball. Cool and store in a plastic bag until ready to use.,/p>
In baking cream of tarter is used to stabilise egg whites (increasing their heat tolerance and volume) and stabilise whipped cream. It can also help with preventing sugar syrups from crystallising and help prevent boiled vegetables from discolouring. Use 1/8 teaspoon per egg white to make soufflés, meringues, angel food, chiffon cakes, and candy.