Use cream of tartar in baking:
- When combined with baking soda, it becomes a leavening agent (the stuff that makes baked goods puff up in the oven) by producing carbon dioxide gas. If you ever run out of baking powder, you can substitute 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar for 1 teaspoon baking powder.
- Add a pinch of cream of tartar to boiling vegetables to help them retain their bright, fresh color.
- A pinch of cream of tartar also helps stabilize whipped cream to prevent it from deflating.
- Make colorful, edible play dough!
Or around the house!
- 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.
- Copper polish: Add lemon juice in a 1:1 mixture. Rub on, rinse off.
- Poreclain sink, tub, toilet scrub: Add distilled white vinegar in a 1:1 solution.
- All-purpose scrub: Add distilled white vinegar in a 4:1 solution (i.e., 1 cup vinegar to 1/4 cup cream of tartar). This also cleans stainless steel sinks like nobody's business.
Ingredients: Calcium Sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, fumaric acid, corn starch
Product of Canada
1/2 cup = approx