Cream of Tartar Description
About Cream of Tartar
Cream of Tartar is actually tartaric acid, a byproduct of wine production.
- Most commonly, It is used as a leavener, the combination of cream of tartar mixed with baking soda gives us baking powder a combination that helps activate the alkaline baking soda and produces carbon dioxide, similar to the function of yeast in bread making
- It makes an effective non-toxic household cleaner all by itself or in combination with other eco friendly household options such as lemon, vinegar
How to use
- Add to egg whites or whipped cream to boost the strength of the individual air bubbles and slow down their natural tendency to deflate.
- When added to syrups, it prevents sugar’s natural tendency to re-bond and form crystals
- Add a pinch of cream of tartar to boiling vegetables to help them retain their bright, fresh color
- It makes an effective non-toxic household cleaner all by itself or can be used in a 1:1 combination with vinegar.
Metal polish: Add water to make a paste to polish stainless steel and aluminum. This also removes scratches on white bowls and plates caused by knives and forks.
Make a paste of cream of tartar mixed with lemon juice to lift stains on clothing and carpets