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cream of tartar

McCormick® Cream of Tartar

The potassium salt of tartaric acid used to stabilize egg whites in baking. It is obtained as a by product of wine manufacture.  The chemical names are potassium acid tartrate, potassium hydrogen tartrate, and potassium bitartrate.
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Usage Tips

• Beat with egg whites to stabilize the whites in angel food cake, meringue shells, meringue for pies, and 7-minute frostings.
• To make baking powder, mix 1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar and 1/4 tsp. each baking soda and cornstarch.

Meringue for Pie
BEAT 3 egg whites, 1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar until soft peaks form. Beat in 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tbsp. at a time, until stiff peaks form. BAKE as directed in meringue pie recipe.

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UPC Code

52100002361 (1.50oz)

Nutrition information (per Serving)

This product has no significant nutritional value.

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