I was in a rush last week to make all my icings for my cake that was due sunday....in the rush I made TWO batches of swiss meringue buttercream with SALTED butter!!!! AAAHHHHHHH!!! It tasted horrible! I had to run out and buy unsalted and make two more batches. Is it possible to save the "salted" SMBC??? Am I the only one that has ever done this?? I froze this icing in the hopes that it could be fixed in the future....Any ideas or advice would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks!
I'll give you a bump since I've never made it.
I actually make my SMBC with half salted butter, as I prefer it! Add some melted white chocolate to yours and it should sweeten it up a treat.
I use salted butter for everything - no taste difference as far as I'm concerned.
If you think there is a salty taste, try adding a little extra vanilla.
Either do the 50/50 as bonjovibabe suggested, use it only on a practice cake with choc. mixed in (really I think choc. masks just about anything), or toss it. I personally wouldn't use SMBC made with salted butter because it just reminds me of a big stick of butter. Good luck! I can only imagine how awful you feel.
I heard you can make peanut butter SMBC with it after you accidentally used salted. Which reminds....need to toss some PB in my next batch just to see.
Thanks for the help!! I think I will try the chocolate add in......can't go wrong with Chocolate!!! Thanks again CCer's!! you are the best!
melted dark or milk chocolate worked for me
I've only made SMBC a few times, but I've made it with salted everytime. I think it tastes great. Is there really that much difference if you use unsalted butter? Maybe I'll try unsalted the next time I make it and see.
I made the same mistake once too. I just turned it into caramel bc which goes well with a little saltyness.
I think the choc or PB could work too.
One time I didn't realize my butter was salted until the last minute so I omitted the initial pinch of salt and nothing happened, it was just perfect but if yours is really noticeable just mix it with some "unsalted" BC so it don't go to waste. Don't stress out anymore, we all make mistakes one time or another
since i love butter, i put lots on my bread when i spread it, i don't mind devouring SMBC made with salted butter, which everyone has been complaining tasted like a stick of butter.
send 'em over, i say