Would It Be The End Of The World If...?

Baking By LouisNutri Updated 10 Nov 2015 , 10:53pm by MKC

LouisNutri Posted 6 Nov 2015 , 4:51am
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Would it be the end of the world if I use salted butter in place of unsalted butter and NOT add salt to the batter? I've read articles claiming that unsalted butter + salt would be better, but how much better is it? Is there really a huge gap of flavor between using salted butter vs unsalted butter? Good quality unsalted butter costs $5.44/200g (not even 225g!) in my country, and so I've never really tried using them...

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julia1812 Posted 6 Nov 2015 , 4:57am
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I find salted butter too  salty to be used alone. If the recipe calls for MORE than a pinch of salt you could try a 1:2 mix.

julia1812 Posted 6 Nov 2015 , 5:00am
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Or use margarine instead of butter. 

There are also recipes which use oil...

sleaky77 Posted 7 Nov 2015 , 3:36am
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I never use unsalted butter. No matter what the recipe says. I have never had any complaints about things being salty.


craftybanana2 Posted 7 Nov 2015 , 7:29pm
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The salt in salted butter is very little, I use them interchangeably and no difference in cakes,cookies, or icings.

Lagasse Posted 10 Nov 2015 , 3:20pm
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I've always used salted butter and have never had any complaints about my baked goods being salty.

remnant3333 Posted 10 Nov 2015 , 3:43pm
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 I only use salted butter when the recipe I have does not include salt. I also use salted butter in icing so that the icing will not be as sweet. Like someone said, I don't think there is a whole lot of salt in the salted butter to really make that big of a difference. 

MKC Posted 10 Nov 2015 , 10:53pm
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I only us salted butter when the recipe calls for salt. I made a recipe that did not include salt one day and it was not very pleasant.

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