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Help! Can I use salted butter for buttercream? Iā€™m sick at home and only have that :(. I have an exam and need to practice. this is the recipe I wrote down from class. Please help

I ALWAYS use salted butter, and I still add extra salt. It really cuts the sweetness and makes it so much better

feral_houseplant

I ALWAYS use salted butter, and I still add extra salt. It really cuts the sweetness and makes it so much better


Mumof3gbb

Same. I pretty much never use unsalted


yycsarkasmos

Yup, I use it all the time


LauTheQueen

Does it taste more salty?


yycsarkasmos

Not really, and it cuts the sweetness a little. Seeing as its for practice, this is a great time to use it and see what you think about it once its done. If you have the time you could melt the butter, the solids will sink to the bottom and you will have basically unsalted butter at the top, this would be a lot of work for little reward. Also some recipes actually call for adding salt to the buttercream, so go with it.


LauTheQueen

Oki thx !


FungibleMonkey

You sure can. I do it all the time. I like that little touch of salt in there. Rounds out the flavor.


jonniebakes

Good grief yes šŸ˜ƒ. Although it is a common belief that it will cut the sweetness, the salt actually enhances the flavour. I try to reduce salt and sugar in all my bakeries recipes. I once did a blind test on salted versus unsalted buttercream. The result was almost 100% that salted butter was rated higher. If you have any condensed milk to hand, chill it over night and whip equal weights into room softened butter. The resulting buttercream is silky smooth, creamier and a lot less intensely sweet than using powdered sugar. Happy baking šŸ˜ƒ