2nd October 2019

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Can you use cream of tartar to thicken?

In the culinary world, cream of tartar is not a suitable substitution for thickening agents in desserts or sauces, but it is used for stabilizing and adding volume to egg whites. This is particularly useful when making meringue for pies or other desserts.

What is cream of tartar and how is it used?

One of the best known uses for cream of tartar is for stabilizing egg whites while whipping them. Cream of tartar is also often added to baked products to help activate the alkaline baking soda. In fact, cream of tartar mixed with baking soda is what gives us baking powder.

What can replace cream of tartar in a recipe?

But if you don't have it in your pantry and your recipe calls for it, just substitute fresh lemon juice or white vinegar for the cream of tartar. For every 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar in the recipe, use 1 teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar.
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