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  1. #1
    Steve Guest

    Default Butter

    When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!


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    Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.

    ....George Santayana

  2. #2
    Kris Guest

    Default Re: Butter

    On Jun 13, 9:04*pm, Steve <h...@wsx.inv> wrote:
    > When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!
    >
    > --
    >
    > Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
    >
    > ...George Santayana


    I assume salted unless specified. Never seems to hurt.

    Kris

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    gloria.p Guest

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    Steve wrote:
    > When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!
    >
    >



    The purists will tell you unsalted ALL the time.
    I wouldn't worry about it at all unless it specifies,
    and even then don't sweat the small stuff.

    gloria p

  4. #4
    PeterL Guest

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    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in news:h11lb6$aj3$1@news.eternal-
    september.org:

    > Steve wrote:
    >> When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    >> or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > The purists will tell you unsalted ALL the time.
    > I wouldn't worry about it at all unless it specifies,
    > and even then don't sweat the small stuff.
    >
    > gloria p
    >



    Yep, I only ever use unsalted butter when the recipe specifically asks for
    it. Other than that, it's good old 'normal' butter.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell peppers
    nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the dregs of a
    stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an ashtray. Not a bad
    drink, though."
    Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous

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    [email protected] Guest

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    Steve <[email protected]> writes:

    > When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!


    Taste it.

    nb

  6. #6
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Butter

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Steve <[email protected]> wrote:

    > When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!


    Since salted is the most common, I'd go that route.
    But, consider your personal tastes. We always have both on hand.

    Most recipes I've seen that require unsalted butter usually specify?
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    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Jun 13, 8:59*pm, PeterL <P...@brissie.aus> wrote:
    > "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote innews:h11lb6$aj3$1@news.eternal-
    > september.org:
    >
    > > Steve wrote:
    > >> When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > >> or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!

    >
    > > The purists will tell you unsalted ALL the time.
    > > I wouldn't worry about it at all unless it specifies,
    > > and even then don't sweat the small stuff.

    >
    > > gloria p

    >
    > Yep, I only ever use unsalted butter when the recipe specifically asks for
    > it. Other than that, it's good old 'normal' butter.


    "Normal" butter IS unsalted butter. I never use salted butter. I have
    a salt shaker and know how to use it!

    Or NOT use it! ;-)

    John Kuthe...

  8. #8
    PeterL Guest

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    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote in news:2baf9997-86b5-41b2-96e9-
    [email protected]:

    > On Jun 13, 8:59*pm, PeterL <P...@brissie.aus> wrote:
    >> "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote innews:h11lb6$aj3$1@news.eternal-
    >> september.org:
    >>
    >> > Steve wrote:
    >> >> When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    >> >> or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!

    >>
    >> > The purists will tell you unsalted ALL the time.
    >> > I wouldn't worry about it at all unless it specifies,
    >> > and even then don't sweat the small stuff.

    >>
    >> > gloria p

    >>
    >> Yep, I only ever use unsalted butter when the recipe specifically asks fo

    > r
    >> it. Other than that, it's good old 'normal' butter.

    >
    > "Normal" butter IS unsalted butter. I never use salted butter. I have
    > a salt shaker and know how to use it!
    >
    > Or NOT use it! ;-)
    >
    > John Kuthe...
    >




    To each their own.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell peppers
    nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the dregs of a
    stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an ashtray. Not a bad
    drink, though."
    Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Butter

    On Jun 13, 10:02*pm, PeterL <P...@brissie.aus> wrote:
    > John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote in news:2baf9997-86b5-41b2-96e9-
    > ad7dad626...@z9g2000yqi.googlegroups.com:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jun 13, 8:59*pm, PeterL <P...@brissie.aus> wrote:
    > >> "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote innews:h11lb6$aj3$1@news.eternal-
    > >> september.org:

    >
    > >> > Steve wrote:
    > >> >> When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > >> >> or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!

    >
    > >> > The purists will tell you unsalted ALL the time.
    > >> > I wouldn't worry about it at all unless it specifies,
    > >> > and even then don't sweat the small stuff.

    >
    > >> > gloria p

    >
    > >> Yep, I only ever use unsalted butter when the recipe specifically asksfo

    > > r
    > >> it. Other than that, it's good old 'normal' butter.

    >
    > > "Normal" butter IS unsalted butter. I never use salted butter. I have
    > > a salt shaker and know how to use it!

    >
    > > Or NOT use it! ;-)

    >
    > > John Kuthe...

    >
    > To each their own.


    You don't get enough salt/sodium as it is?

    John Kuthe...

  10. #10
    PeterL Guest

    Default Re: Butter

    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote in news:a490d590-d884-44ec-a21e-
    [email protected]:


    >> >> it. Other than that, it's good old 'normal' butter.

    >>
    >> > "Normal" butter IS unsalted butter. I never use salted butter. I have
    >> > a salt shaker and know how to use it!

    >>
    >> > Or NOT use it! ;-)

    >>
    >> > John Kuthe...

    >>
    >> To each their own.

    >
    > You don't get enough salt/sodium as it is?
    >



    Probably not. Maybe the reason why I'm getting leg cramps. I *rarely* have
    them, and have been quite noticible of the fact that they have started after
    I have greatly reduced my salt intake.

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell peppers
    nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the dregs of a
    stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an ashtray. Not a bad
    drink, though."
    Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous

  11. #11
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Butter

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > To each their own.

    >
    > You don't get enough salt/sodium as it is?
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    Many don't keep track.
    But if you are not sensitive to it, it does not matter.

    I am, so I do.

    I don't judge those that don't!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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  12. #12
    Paco Guest

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    "John Kuthe" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Jun 13, 10:02 pm, PeterL <P...@brissie.aus> wrote:
    >> John Kuthe <johnku...@gmail.com> wrote in news:2baf9997-86b5-41b2-96e9-
    >> ad7dad626...@z9g2000yqi.googlegroups.com:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > On Jun 13, 8:59 pm, PeterL <P...@brissie.aus> wrote:
    >> >> "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote
    >> >> innews:h11lb6$aj3$1@news.eternal-
    >> >> september.org:

    >>
    >> >> > Steve wrote:
    >> >> >> When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean
    >> >> >> salted
    >> >> >> or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!

    >>
    >> >> > The purists will tell you unsalted ALL the time.
    >> >> > I wouldn't worry about it at all unless it specifies,
    >> >> > and even then don't sweat the small stuff.

    >>
    >> >> > gloria p

    >>
    >> >> Yep, I only ever use unsalted butter when the recipe specifically asks
    >> >> fo
    >> > r
    >> >> it. Other than that, it's good old 'normal' butter.

    >>
    >> > "Normal" butter IS unsalted butter. I never use salted butter. I have
    >> > a salt shaker and know how to use it!

    >>
    >> > Or NOT use it! ;-)

    >>
    >> > John Kuthe...

    >>
    >> To each their own.

    >
    > You don't get enough salt/sodium as it is?
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    Are you a graduate of the "Bobobananaramabonobo School of Culinary
    Sanctimonious Preaching of Greater Saint Louis"? Or, just a sock puppet?


  13. #13
    PeterL Guest

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    "Paco" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:h11rfu$hpk$[email protected]:

    >
    >


    >>>
    >>> >> Yep, I only ever use unsalted butter when the recipe specifically
    >>> >> asks fo
    >>> > r
    >>> >> it. Other than that, it's good old 'normal' butter.
    >>>
    >>> > "Normal" butter IS unsalted butter. I never use salted butter. I
    >>> > have a salt shaker and know how to use it!
    >>>
    >>> > Or NOT use it! ;-)
    >>>
    >>> > John Kuthe...
    >>>
    >>> To each their own.

    >>
    >> You don't get enough salt/sodium as it is?
    >>
    >> John Kuthe...

    >
    > Are you a graduate of the "Bobobananaramabonobo School of Culinary
    > Sanctimonious Preaching of Greater Saint Louis"? Or, just a sock
    > puppet?
    >
    >



    ROFLMAO!!!!!


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    "As viscous as motor oil swirled in a swamp, redolent of burnt bell
    peppers nested in by incontinent mice and a finish reminiscent of the
    dregs of a stale can of Coca-Cola that someone has been using as an
    ashtray. Not a bad drink, though."
    Excerpt from "The Moose Turd Wine Tasting" by T. A. Nonymous

  14. #14
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Butter

    In article <[email protected] >,
    PeterL <[email protected]> wrote:

    > John Kuthe <[email protected]> wrote in news:a490d590-d884-44ec-a21e-
    > [email protected]:
    >
    >
    > >> >> it. Other than that, it's good old 'normal' butter.
    > >>
    > >> > "Normal" butter IS unsalted butter. I never use salted butter. I have
    > >> > a salt shaker and know how to use it!
    > >>
    > >> > Or NOT use it! ;-)
    > >>
    > >> > John Kuthe...
    > >>
    > >> To each their own.

    > >
    > > You don't get enough salt/sodium as it is?
    > >

    >
    >
    > Probably not. Maybe the reason why I'm getting leg cramps. I *rarely* have
    > them, and have been quite noticible of the fact that they have started after
    > I have greatly reduced my salt intake.


    Seriously Peter, try a balanced mineral supplement with Calcium.
    Quadricep cramps were no fun and that's what cured them.

    Calcium alone didn't. It had to be balanced with Phosphorous and
    Magnesium...
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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  15. #15
    Bob Muncie Guest

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    Steve wrote:
    > When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!
    >
    >


    Steve - Unsalted butter is always better as far as I'm concerned. In
    fact, I don't know why they salt any butter. Why?

    Salted butter only adds sodium past what a recipe calls for.

    Bob

  16. #16
    Goomba Guest

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    Kris wrote:
    > On Jun 13, 9:04 pm, Steve <h...@wsx.inv> wrote:
    >> When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    >> or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
    >>
    >> ...George Santayana

    >
    > I assume salted unless specified. Never seems to hurt.
    >
    > Kris


    I assume unsalted unless specified. One can always add salt as needed to
    a recipe but can't take it out of the salted butter.

  17. #17
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Kris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Jun 13, 9:04 pm, Steve <h...@wsx.inv> wrote:
    > When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!
    >


    I assume salted unless specified. Never seems to hurt.

    Kris



    Agreed, Kris. Most recipes requiring unsalted butter *do* specify
    (particularly in baking where things seem to need to be more precise). I
    use salted butter for everyday cooking, spreading on the occasional piece of
    toast, etc.

    There is the adage you can't unsalt once it's salted, but honestly salted
    butter doesn't taste overwhelmingly salty, at least not to my palate. I do
    try not to go overboard salting food during cooking; I prefer to let people
    salt their food at the table.

    Jill


  18. #18
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <81j83[email protected]>,
    > Steve <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    >> or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!

    >
    > Since salted is the most common, I'd go that route.
    > But, consider your personal tastes. We always have both on hand.
    >
    > Most recipes I've seen that require unsalted butter usually specify?
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >


    Yep, and in my years of reading cookbooks it's usually baking (as in bread,
    yeast rolls, etc.) that will specify unsalted butter. Most recipes don't
    specify unless it truly requires unsalted butter.

    Jill


  19. #19
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Butter

    "jmcquown" wrote
    > "Kris" wrote


    > I assume salted unless specified. Never seems to hurt.


    > Agreed, Kris. Most recipes requiring unsalted butter *do* specify
    > (particularly in baking where things seem to need to be more precise). I
    > use salted butter for everyday cooking, spreading on the occasional piece
    > of toast, etc.


    Same here. If I do make a sort of 'ghee' though I'll use unsalted.



  20. #20
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Butter

    On Jun 13, 11:25*pm, Bob Muncie <bob.mun...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Steve wrote:
    > > When a recipe calls for butter or melted butter, does it mean salted
    > > or unsalted butter? Any way to tell? Thanks!

    >
    > Steve - Unsalted butter is always better as far as I'm concerned. In
    > fact, I don't know why they salt any butter. Why?
    >
    > Salted butter only adds sodium past what a recipe calls for.
    >
    > Bob


    I think the reason "they" add salt to butter is the same reason "they"
    add sugars to just about every processed food there is: because that's
    what the United Statesians have come to love and demand and thus BUY!
    I saw a nutritional breakdown of some salad the Panera Bread Co (St
    Louis Bread Co to STL still) is selling and in one serving it contains
    well over a GRAM of sodium!! Ick! Better get the HUGE Gulp with that
    to flush all that sodium out of your body and though you kidneys!!

    No thanks, I'll stick to making my own foods. I tend to eschew much of
    that processed food junk.

    John Kuthe...

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