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Why use salted butter in a recipe? Does using sweet butter {which I only ever buy} and then adding salt significantly change the results?

asked by witloof about 4 years ago
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hardlikearmour

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added about 4 years ago

Here are a couple of pickle threads with great answers about salted vs. unsalted butter in baking.
http://www.food52.com/foodpickle...
http://www.food52.com/foodpickle...

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pierino

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added about 4 years ago

The reason for using unsalted butter is so that you can control the amount of salt---going by taste---in a recipe. Important if you are making sauces.