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What happens if you use salted butter instead of unsalted butter in a recipe?
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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Similarly, can you use salted butter in place of unsalted butter in a recipe?
Most tasters preferred the recipe aswrittenusing unsalted butter. But here's the good news:Ifyou're baking a recipe that calls forunsaltedbutter (or doesn't specify a butter) andyou onlyhave salted on hand, you can eliminatethe addedsalt and still have a fabulous treat onyourhands!
Subsequently, question is, what's the difference between salted and unsalted butter? Unsalted butter is all cream, whilethesalted variety has some salt added, though theamountvaries from brand to brand. Because salt is apreservative,salted butter has a longer life inthefridge—typically around five months whileunsaltedusually is good for about three.
does salted butter make a difference in baking?
There is only one difference between thetwo– salt. Both types of butter are madewithcream except that salted butter contains salt andunsaltedbutter doesn't. The amount of salt in saltedbutterwill vary by brand.
Can I use margarine instead of unsalted butter?
Margarine is a butter substitute madewithvegetable oils and is available only in stick form. Itcangenerally be used in place of butter unless thedistinctflavor of butter is key to the recipe, as withbuttercookies.