Most playdough recipes call for the ingredient cream of tartar and most people’s reaction is what is that? Cream of tartar is an acidic ingredient commonly used in desserts, beaten egg whites to give more volume, candy etc. While it isn’t a common baking ingredient (depending on your baking habits) it is used in many things you buy.
Commercial Cream of Tartar quite often contains aluminium.
Anyway if you don’t have any the best substitute is white wine vinegar or lemon juice in 3 times the ratio to the cream of tartar requirement.
Play Dough Recipe:
- 1 Cup Plain Flour
- 1/4 Cup Salt
- 3 tsp of vinegar or lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons of Oil (We made the original recipe with 1/2 cup and used olive oil, but some reader feedback said this was too oily)
- 1/2 cup of water
- Food Coloring
- Mix the dry ingredients in a saucepan
- Whisk in the water over low heat
- Mix in the vinegar
- Pour in the oil
- Continue to mix over low heat until it forms a playdough texture
- Split up the dough, and knead in the food color (when it’s cool enough to touch)