Salted or Unsalted Butter in Baking

When a recipe calls for butter do you automatically use Salted Butter and only use Unsalted Butter when the recipe states unsalted?

Chef_carter441, Feb 6, 3:20 pm

I always use salted butter. Years ago, even a chocolate cake recipe had salt in the recipe. A recipe will tell you if it requires unsalted butter most often.

Chef_deanna14, Feb 6, 3:24 pm

If most recipes assume unsalted butter (like american ones), they will add salt later. Salt is good to balance the flavour.

Chef_laspaz, Feb 6, 3:26 pm

I've always used salted butter, no matter what the recipe calls for.

Chef_kaddiew, Feb 6, 4:04 pm

Thanks people.

Chef_carter441, Feb 6, 5:06 pm

I have never used unsalted butter.

Chef_maximus44, Feb 6, 9:38 pm

I always use unsalted! Don't notice a lack of salt, and I do like well seasoned food generally. Since I'm baking for my kids mostly, I don't think they need it. I am starting to notice other people's butter though, and it is often too salty in my opinion .eg on pikelets.

Chef_wendalls, Feb 6, 10:07 pm

Use salted on any recipe. however that said. the best chocolate fudge cake I tasted (and I am not a huge chocolate flavour fan) used unsalted butter.

Chef_karlymouse, Feb 6, 10:32 pm

i never use unsalted butter

I like to have ingredients at hand, and only keep salted butter in the fridge. so use what Ihave

Chef_duckmoon, Feb 6, 10:44 pm

Unsalted butter costs more, why use it?

Chef_lilyfield, Feb 7, 7:05 am

Unsalted butter tastes horrid too

Chef_rainrain1, Feb 7, 9:18 am

I buy unsalted on special around $4, mainland in the foil wrap.

Chef_wendalls, Feb 7, 11:25 am

Only ever use Lurpak which is only slightly salted, though I don't do much baking anyway. Pak n' Save is $1 a pack less than New World.

Chef_socram, Feb 7, 3:55 pm

Never use unsalted. I do a lot of baking and try and buy the cheapest butter.

Chef_fefeoc, Mar 20, 9:07 pm

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