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If a recipe for baking calls for just "butter" is it salted or unsalted?

asked by pammy13c over 7 years ago

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added over 7 years ago

unsalted.

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added over 7 years ago

Most of the time baking recipes want unsalted butter. In addition to salt, salted butter almost always has more water than unsalted which will affect the texture of your finished product.

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added over 7 years ago

I would use unsalted, but taste before completing and maybe add a pinch or 2 of salt.

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added over 7 years ago

If no added salt is mentioned in the recipe I would use salted. Everything needs a smidge.

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