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Best uses for cream of tartar

I know that cream of tartar is a key ingredient in snickerdoodles and is a great stabilizing agent, but what other uses are there? My tiny cream of tartar has been gathering dust.

asked by gheanna about 3 years ago
4 answers 1769 views
Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

added about 3 years ago

Meringues! Just a pinch when you're whipping works magic.


HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

You can mix cream of tartar with vinegar into a paste, to use as a scrubbing agent for hard water stains and soap scum. This paste can be used as a metal cleaner, like cleaning and buffing copper pots. And it can be used as a stain remover for fabric.

added about 3 years ago

Scones and snickerdoodle cookies!