Bought unsalted butter: should have bought salted

Need salt butter for a baking recipe but bought unsalted out of habit. How much salt should I add?

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Susan W
Susan W June 4, 2015

How much butter does it call for? In the U.S., there is about 1.25 tsp of butter in one pound. Other countries cut that in half or more.

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Food odyssea
Food odyssea June 4, 2015

I need 2 sticks so I'm guessing 1/2 tsp salt should do. Thanks

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Susan W
Susan W June 4, 2015

That'll work.

Debra Carter
Debra Carter June 5, 2015

Usually there is a teaspoon of salt to every 100gm of butter.

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Susan W
Susan W June 5, 2015

Yikes. That would be over 4 tsp in a lb if I'm doing the math right. 1lb butter=453 grams. It's only 1.25 tsp per pound in the US and our salted butter is 4% sodium compared to 2% or less in the UK. Not sure where you live, but that would be some salty butter.

Food odyssea
Food odyssea June 5, 2015

1/2 teaspoon salt worked. Cookies taste as they should. Thanks. Always can count on Food 52'ers to come to my rescue.

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