Cream of Tartar
1 lb bag $9.10
Cream of Tartar
Cream of Tartar brings the extraordinary out of the ordinary. Sure, a traditional cookie is a nice treat, but if you want that chewy texture and tangy flavor that brings everyone back for more adding Cream of Tartar will do the trick. Whether you’re an inexperienced cook or a renowned chef it is never too late to add cream of tartar to your pantry.
Everyone’s heard of baking powder and baking soda often called for in cookie and cake recipes. But cream of tartar is not as well known. Cream of tartar is tartaric acid in powder form and a byproduct of fermented wine. As an acidic powder, it’s like vinegar or lemon.
It’s likely you’ve used cream of tartar and didn’t even know it because baking powder is a combination of cream of tartar and baking soda. If you’ve got a bulk supply of Cream of Tartar and baking soda on hand you’ll never need to worry about running out of baking powder.
There may also be some health benefits to adding cream of tartar to your recipes. It’s high in potassium and has trace amounts of magnesium. It acts as a diruetic and helps regulate the digestive tract to relieve constipation. Take care not to use too much or the results can be amplified to cause the opposite effect. It can even help relieve symptoms of heartburn when used alongside baking soda.
Cream of tartar stabilizes recipes, acting as a binding agent to keep them from falling flat. Recipes for souffle’s or meringue’s do better with cream of tartar. Use it for a fluffy angel food cake and a for making candy. Lower the Ph of water while steaming veggies or dumplings by tossing in some cream of tartar.
At wholesale prices, it’s a must-have in your kitchen.