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Cream of tartar for play dough!

Not quite food...well not supposed to be, but I was wondering if anyone had found cream of tartar to buy in the zurich area? Or failing that, does anyone have a recipe for making your own play dough without cream of tartar?!
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Old 22.11.2013, 10:17
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

you'll find it in any pharmacy, or 'droguerie' (no idea how it's called in English)
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Old 22.11.2013, 10:28
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

I realize you are new here, so welcome, and try using the search function and you will surely find your answer. It is something that comes up again and again. Good luck!
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Old 22.11.2013, 10:55
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I realize you are new here, so welcome, and try using the search function and you will surely find your answer. It is something that comes up again and again. Good luck!
How often y'all say this, KNOWING that the search function can be seriously crap.

OP - go to the "apokteke" (pharmacy) and ask for "Weinsteinpulver", it is cream of tartar.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

Sorry folks. Maybe it was rude. If so, forgive me.

Searching under Tartar, I got 2 threads about cream of tartar, not including this one, and 1 about tartar sauce, and one about steak tartare. It´s not a lot, but the information is there, and the threads are not that long( 1-2 pages) of short posts.

I thought it was Weinstein but I wasn´t sure, so didn´t want to send the OP on a wild goose chase. Rahmhalter, (meant to keep whipped cream stiff) at the supermarket is also the same stuff , I think.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

I've made playdough using recipes calling for Cream of Tartar but left it out when I couldn't find any. It worked ok, so have never really worked out what the Cream of Tartar is for.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

It gives the playdough bounce and keeps it fresh much longer. Without it just goes hard and gets a crust quickly.

BTW how refreshing to see some mums still make home-made play dough! Hurrah.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

I also heard that the Cream thickener called Rahmhalter from Migros or Coop is the same.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

Thanks very much everyone! I did search but the info on cream of tartar was to do with where to buy it in Basel, so I wondered if maybe zurich had a magic supplier somewhere. Great news about the cream thickener stuff working, I'll give that a try as I have some in the cupboard that's years old and never gets used anyway...(I discovered you just have to whip longer, duh). And if it doesn't work, I'll hit the apotheke.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

Hi All,

Does anybody have a recipe for playdough as when I've asked people I got a general cup of salt and cup of flour. I tried this but it didn't work out

Thanks for your help.
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Does anybody have a recipe for playdough as when I've asked people I got a general cup of salt and cup of flour. I tried this but it didn't work out

Thanks for your help.
That's for salted playdough, which you dry in the oven afterward:
1 cup of salt
2 cups of flour
1 cup of warm water (with food colouring if you want)

Let the pieces dry for 12 hours, then about 2 hours in the oven at 150°

Great rainy day activity for kids
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

This recipe is for bouncy play dough you can keep for weeks:

Play Dough Recipe:
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring
Mix first 4 ingredients in a pan. Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough will become difficult to stir and form a “clump”. Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes–add food coloring during kneading process. Play dough will keep for a long time stored in a covered plastic container or plastic sandwich bag.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

This is the recipe I've always used. It works brilliantly even without the cream of tartar.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/parents/play-dough-recipe
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

Thanks all! after a full day of playing outside in snow¨today I think we might be making this tomorrow
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

And a very Merry Christmas to you too Blaney

Just had a look at your posts since you joined- and yes, they are sooo exciting, thanks
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

What's keeping you? You are free to go enjoy, toodle pip.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

boring ????? hmmm can't think of anything more boring and pointless than spending time slagging off other people......

thanks again to everyone that was "boring" enough to help me out!
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

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2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
Except in this case, find it in the apotheke. I've begun to catch on -- if I can't find something in the grocery store that I'm convince should be there, it's in the apotheke. I kept looking around for raspberry leaf tea, only to discover accidentally that it is sold in the pharmacy.
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Re: Cream of tartar for play dough!

You should have asked me for lots of fresh organic raspberry leaves- all frozen now, I think.
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