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I have a question about the recipe "Perfect Chocolate Cake" from Posie Harwood. Do I use salt or unsalted butter?

asked by Salinas Rocio over 1 year ago

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Posie (Harwood) Brien
added over 1 year ago

Unsalted! Always unsalted for baking unless specifically stated otherwise (or dial back the salt called for).

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Debra Barringer
added over 1 year ago

We always use unsalted butter for all our cooking, that way you can control the amount and tast of any dish, or add other herbs/spices for brighter flavor. You can freeze butter for up to 4 months.

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added over 1 year ago

I understand newer recipes specify unsalted or salted butter. I grew up in a time where there was only one butter. The other day I was thinking about this as I'm going through my old Betty Crocker cookbook. All the recipes just say butter. We had a milkman delivery and he brought milk (whole), cream, cottage cheese(whole) and butter. He'd yell, "Milkman!" As he approached the porch and place the items in the milk box. I miss those days but no matter what new recipes state, I still use regular butter, salted as it is called today. I make no adjustments and everything comes out tasting delicious! Guess I'm old school. BB

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added over 1 year ago

Bake and cook with unsalted butter. Serve that delicious, expensive salted butter with your homemade bread and biscuits!

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