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Can you make meringue without Cream of Tartar?
post #2 of 6
Yes you can.
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post #3 of 6
Absolutely.

Theres a cooked method. There is also :- weigh your egg whites


4oz egg whites whipped to stiff peak

Add 4oz caster ( superfine) gradually while whisking.

Cook at gas 1 for 45mins plus (dont know american eqivalents
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post #4 of 6
Not only can i imagine it, i usually make it without meringue.
cream of tartar is an acid. the reason it's used is that when egg whites are beaten with a copper bowl, the acid reacts with the copper and makes them beat easier. So i read. But also apparently acid helps keep the white peaked. This is hardly necessary in a meringue where the sugar is beaten in.
I also read of it being useful to prevent crystal formation in sugar syrup-meringue (italian meringue) but don;t know how it works. I also read that lemon or vinegar will do the same thing, at least as far as being easier to beat. If you use a mixer, it;s negligible.
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SAPPHYERAVYN:
Good afternoon. Simply put, Yes!!! use Lemon juice. It also happens to be the acid of choice amongst the formally culinary educated in Europe.
I hope this helps you. Good luck to you from Las Vegas,NV. Enjoy the rest of the day.

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post #6 of 6
I've never used cream of tartar in meringues. I beat the egg whites in a well-chilled stainless steel bowl and just add sugar.
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