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I have been informed that baking powder is 1/4 baking soda & 5/8 cream of tartar the rest being made up of various other ingredients. Baking soda by itself is no good as it is alkaline and you need an acid so, depending on the recipe, you could try lemon juice, white vinegar or buttermilk.

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If you are beating eggs whites and don't have cream of tartar, you can substitute white vinegar (in the same ratio as cream of tartar, generally 1/8 teaspoon per egg white). It is a little more problematic to find a substitute for cream of tartar in baking projects. White vinegar or lemon juice, in the ratio of 3 times the amount of cream of tartar called for, will provide the right amount of acid for most recipes. But that amount of liquid may cause other problems in the recipe, and bakers have found that cakes made with vinegar or lemon juice have a coarser grain and are more prone to shrinking than those made with cream of tartar. If you are beating eggs whites and don't have cream of tartar, you can substitute white vinegar (in the same ratio as cream of tartar, generally 1/8 teaspoon per egg white). It is a little more problematic to find a substitute for cream of tartar in baking projects. White vinegar or lemon juice, in the ratio of 3 times the amount of cream of tartar called for, will provide the right amount of acid for most recipes. But that amount of liquid may cause other problems in the recipe, and bakers have found that cakes made with vinegar or lemon juice have a coarser grain and are more prone to shrinking than those made with cream of tartar.

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If the cream of tartar is meant to be used in a meringue recipe, use cornstarch (cornflour). Otherwise, find a different recipe that does not require it.

If the cream of tartar is used in a baked good such as a scone, there is no substitute, and the recipe will not work without it.

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Cream of Tartar Substitution - The answer is, there is not a good substitution. If cream of tartar is used along with baking soda in a cake or cookie recipe, omit both and use baking powder instead. If it calls for baking soda and cream of tarter, I would just use baking powder. Normally, when cream of tartar is used in a cookie, it is used together with baking soda. The two of them combined work like double-acting baking powder. When substituting for cream of tartar, you must also substitute for the baking soda. If your recipe calls for baking soda and cream of tarter, I would just use baking powder. One teaspoon baking powder is equivalent to 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 5/8 teaspoon cream of tartar. If there is additional baking soda that does not fit into the equation, simply add it to the batter.

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Cream of Tartar (1/2 tsp.) 1/2 tsp. white vinegar or lemon juice

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distilled vinegar or alum. Use twice the vinegar or half the alum.

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Baking powder is a substitute for cream of tartar.

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What is a substitution for baking powder?

Bicarbonate of soda mixed with cream of tartar (this mixture is essentially what baking powder is comprised of). I believe the ratio is meant to be 1:3 bicarb to cream of tartar to make baking powder. Otherwise, there are no substitutes, but using self-raising flour may help slightly (depending on the recipe).


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Can you substitute baking powder fot cream of tartar?

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Is their any other substitute of cream of tartar?

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Can you make merry merigues without cream of tartar?

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