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Old 11-13-2014, 04:10 PM   #21
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I have kept butter out for nearly a week and used it for spread... never got sick...
Me too. I have a covered stainless steel butter dish with a cover. It holds two sticks at a time. Or I could put a tub (whole) in it. In the warm weather I will put it in the fridge for a couple of hours if I am not going to be using it. Otherwise, it sits on the counter near the toaster oven.
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Ok, I am going to the store to get real butter on the way home. Salted vs unsalted in baking? Pros? Cons?
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:31 PM   #23
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I like unsalted, as I can always add my own salt. But I might get salted if you are doing your first cookie baking foray.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:08 PM   #24
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Ok, I am going to the store to get real butter on the way home. Salted vs unsalted in baking? Pros? Cons?
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Some recipes call for unsalted, some don't specify. If it's an old recipe, you should use salted. Frankly, I can't tell the difference in baking.

For table use, I'd recommend salted. It tastes much better on waffles, bread, etc.
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I was not in a cookie baking mood last night. I'll prolly try it out tonight.
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Old 11-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #26
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Some recipes call for unsalted, some don't specify. If it's an old recipe, you should use salted. Frankly, I can't tell the difference in baking.

For table use, I'd recommend salted. It tastes much better on waffles, bread, etc.
I never buy unsalted butter. If I feel that the recipe will be over salted, then I will adjust the amount of salt that I put in myself.
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Ok, I am going to the store to get real butter on the way home. Salted vs unsalted in baking? Pros? Cons?
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Thank you.
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Technique is important too when making cookies. Cream the softened butter by itself. Then add the sugar(s) and cream again. This takes several minutes.
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We always have softened butter on the counter in out butter bell.
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Hmmm... butter bell... Gotta check that out
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