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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:52 pm 
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I found this website with substitutions:
http://www.foodallergykitchen.com/subst ... .asp#Dairy
Bon Appetite!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:55 am 
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That's helpful, Susan, thanks. I'd be tempted to use the corn-free recipe for "baking powder" . . . but i'm not so sure about cream of tartar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_of_tartar

It's a byproduct of wine production----safe for the egg allergic?

I'm sure I've had cream of tartar before and haven't reacted . . . so I imagine I'd be fine . . .but that was in the days before obsessive label reading!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:09 pm 
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Well, I guess that one slipped under my radar! Thanks for the info! We've only used cream of tartar a few times with no reaction but...no more.
http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/equivalent ... =C&tid=486
this link suggests using vinegar or lemon at 3x the quantity as a substitution for cream of tartar.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:30 pm 
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I'm confused why a byproduct of wine production would contain eggs?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:00 pm 
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Thanks for the link, Susan! I will try the lemon juice idea. . . .maybe in concert with baking powder. (I'm out of options for leavening agents. Can't have cornstarch. Or potato starch. Or wheat starch. so no baking powder)

saskmommy, sometimes wine is clarified using egg whites. So wine is definitely out for the egg allergic unless the company can guarantee that no egg whites were used! Someone who knows a lot about winemaking told me that the more expensive wines were more likely to contain egg white.

I'd guess that *cheap* wine would be used for cream of tartar . . .but one never knows.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:59 pm 
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Saskmommyof2-our daughter has reacted to white wine vinegar. I don't try balsamic vinegar either because commercial balsamic vinegar may be clairified using eggshells. True artisian balsamic vinegar is supposed to be egg free but who can afford it?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Geez, I didn't realise balsamic vinegar was clarified with egg! I had heard about this with wine, though. I've only used balsamic vinegar a couple of times when cooking for our son, and he didn't have a reaction, but maybe we just got lucky. Thanks for the tip Susan.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:19 pm 
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I did not know either. I use cream of tartar in my homemade playdoh (youngest is allergic to store bought). Is anyone familiar with what I could subsitute in place of cream of tartar...I've heard it is essential in the playdoh.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:00 am 
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Saskmommyof2-I've used cream of tartar in the past as well with no reaction. There is probably a very small chance of contamination but...too great a risk in m mind.
Here is the link for substitutions:
http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/equivalent ... =C&tid=486

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:43 pm 
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I think the best thing to do with these kinds of products is call the manufacturer to see what is done. Not all vinegars are clarified with egg (and to be honest, I'd never heard of that until this discussion, although I had heard of wine and the risks with egg), so it's a good idea to confirm.

It would be a shame to avoid a particular kind of food when it could possibly be safe, depending on the manufacturer.

K.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:53 am 
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Hi Saskmommy,

Here is the playdoh recipe I use, it doesn't call for cream of tartar and it's great. It even smells delicious because of the Kool-Aid

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cups boiling water
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid

I mix the Kool-aid into the boiling water, add the oil and pour over the flour and salt. Mix with your hands and you're done. No cooking!!

Good luck

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:18 pm 
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I use that recipe too. It's awesome. If you have a KitchenAid mixer it does an amazing job as well. And if you have those nice food colours for cake icing (the good kind that you get at a cake decorating shop) they can help turn the playdough amazingly bright colours.

I found that it's really important to include the KoolAid. One time I didn't for some reason and it was really gluey.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:39 pm 
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I had no idea that cream of tartar was a source of egg!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:02 am 
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Another substitution/recipe website:

http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/Specials%20 ... ergies.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:06 am 
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Another one:
http://www.baking911.com/pantry/subs_chocolate.htm

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