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Old 11-14-2004, 11:09 PM   #11
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I've never quite been able to understand the difference between all the different salts so if or when I use salt at all It's just regular morton salt but I do use a lot of different kinds of seasonings.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:04 AM   #12
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Re: SALT

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Kosher products are supposedly more pure.
This is a very very common misconception. Kosher foods have absolutely nothing to do with their purity or how healthy they may or may not be.

As for salted vs. unsalted, I prefer unsalted. I do not agree that using unsalted enables better control. The amount of salt used in butter is very small and would not generally be noticed in most cases. I use unsalted because I like the taste better.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:55 AM   #13
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Salt: http://www.saltinstitute.org/4.html

Just remember that a t of kosher salt dissolved in water will taste LESS SALTY than a t of table salt. This is because of crystal size -- the larger crystal size of kosher salt means less salt is in the teaspoon.

So if your recipe calls for kosher and you use table, use less. And vice versa.

Bakers usually like to use table salt because it they say dissolves better in baked goods.
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Salt: http://www.saltinstitute.org/4.html

Just remember that a t of kosher salt dissolved in water will taste LESS SALTY than a t of table salt. This is because of crystal size -- the larger crystal size of kosher salt means less salt is in the teaspoon.

So if your recipe calls for kosher and you use table, use less. And vice versa.

Bakers usually like to use table salt because it they say dissolves better in baked goods.
I use fine table salt in all my baking. I find that in some cases, kosher salt doesn't dissolve or disperse as well, leaving pockets of saltiness. Besides, in my book, if a recipe doesn't specify kosher salt, I assume they're talking about table salt. Using kosher salt as a sub for table salt reauires adjustment because of the lower density of kosher salt.
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