what is Cream of Tartar ?

(11 Posts)
katierocket Tue 11-Oct-05 21:25:15

Recipe I was doing today said I needed it but I don't know what it is.

dinny Tue 11-Oct-05 21:26:17

it's made from chopped gerkins and mayonnaise, I think.

WigWamBam Tue 11-Oct-05 21:26:30

It's a raising agent, usually used in combination with bicarbonate of soda to make baking powder.

WigWamBam Tue 11-Oct-05 21:27:06

That's tartare sauce, dinny

Cream of Tartar is a powder.

QueenVictoria Tue 11-Oct-05 21:28:47

WWB is correct! Much easier to use baking powder IMO though!

dinny Tue 11-Oct-05 21:29:58

pmsl! sorry, Katierocket! pmsl!

frogs Tue 11-Oct-05 21:31:34

Lives in baking section of sainsburys. Used for making sweets, and possibly some icing IIRC. Principal use in this house is for making playdough (makes it less sticky, I think).

rummum Tue 11-Oct-05 22:01:05

dinny... you ninny...

NannyL Tue 11-Oct-05 22:32:13

yes, bicarb + cream of tarter = baking powder!

i THINK the ratio is 2:1 but i cant remember what u have 2 or 1 of lol!

katierocket Wed 12-Oct-05 09:16:41

ah ok i see. I was making savoury scones and it said to include it. I did look in baking bit but must have missed it.
LOL dinny

tartarman Thu 06-Oct-16 23:42:30

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