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when baking and the recipe calls for butter, do use salted or unsalted?

asked by desireekbrown almost 5 years ago
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84baef1b 1614 4c3d a895 e859c9d40bd1  chris in oslo

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added almost 5 years ago

Almost always unsalted. An occasional recipe specifies salted.

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added almost 5 years ago

I would recommend using unsalted butter for all of your cooking, not just your baking. It will allow you to control your seasoning much more accurately.

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added almost 5 years ago

Either if the recipe calls for salt. Just use less salt if you're using salted butter. Otherwise, use unsalted and adjust salt later.

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added almost 5 years ago

I always use unsalted, as the salt content can vary from brand to brand. Most recipes I bake with call for unsalted, so unless the recipe calls for salted butter, I would use unsalted.