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I have been told to eliminate salt as much as I can.  I recently bought unsalted butter but have never used it in baking the Toll House Cookies.  Has anyone done this and does it change the
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Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking

posted at 1/25/2011 4:22 PM EST
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I use unsalted butter all the time and never notice a difference.

Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking

posted at 2/5/2011 6:18 AM EST
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Unsalted butter is all I've ever used.  I've used salted only when it was purchased by accident.  I used the unsalted to make Cashew Brittle at Christmas and was told it was the butteriest the person had ever had!  I don't think you'll miss the salt.

Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking

posted at 2/5/2011 7:29 AM EST
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Hi Lisa --bwelcome to VBB  :)
I would appreciate your recipe for Cashew Brittle.
My recipe for peanut brittle calls for 1 teaspoon of butter ...
I've tried it with other nuts  - it's OK but not great.

Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking

posted at 2/5/2011 9:58 AM EST
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I have never used unsalted butter I guess I will have to try it great question

Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking

posted at 2/5/2011 10:11 AM EST
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Whenever butter goes on sale I always pick up unsalted butter.  I will probably get 3 unsalted and 1 salted if the limit is 4 packages.  They go right into the freezer when I get home. (dated of course).

Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking

posted at 2/5/2011 11:00 AM EST
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thats sounds good i stopped using butter  thought butter without salt would taste funny thanks for your thoughts on butter

Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking

posted at 2/7/2011 7:42 PM EST
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In Response to Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking:
I have been told to eliminate salt as much as I can.  I recently bought unsalted butter but have never used it in baking the Toll House Cookies.  Has anyone done this and does it change the taste of the cookie?
Posted by Louise K

I use unsalted for all my baking, including cakes, and cooking; and nothing has happened. The flavor is fine too. Posted by Carol

Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking

posted at 2/7/2011 10:01 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Unsalted vx Salted Butter in Baking:
What a great question, eliminating an Olive from your Martini would save you as much or more SALT as using unsalted butter.  The salt is preserving the butter, that is why it is less expensive.  It doesn't have such a fragile shelf life when the Salt protects it.  Salt slows down leavening in products that you want to rise slower.   I couldn't bake worth a hoot and attended my local College for an entire year to find out why I would mess up once in a while.  It is all Chemistry, so when you leave out a bit of salt there may not be a flavour change, but you might find a bread failure and some bland bread as a result.  The REAL TRUTH is we all need some salt, just make it the best you can find...filled with good heathy minerals. We need Iodine and Zinc, otherwise our poor Thyroids will underperform. Lowering your Salt intake usually means...Do NOT ADD extra salt.  Use high quality Kosher Salt or pack up some nice Seaweed for lunch. Think about it, you are swallowing butter, sugar and flour and you are worried about a bit of salt????  Enjoy Life and worry less. Patti in Nanaimo      Yes, home of the Nanaimo Bar
Posted by Patricia G


Hi Patricia, I agree with you,eat everything in moderation and like you said enjoy your life.I have a friend who had triple by-pass surgery and he is so concerned about salt and he is puffing away on a pack of cigarettes everyday,go figure.
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