Sometimes a recipe calls for salted butter and sometimes it calls for unsalted butter. What should you do if you only have one kind of butter and your recipe calls for the other?
It is actually easy to substitute one butter for the other just by adding or subtracting salt to your recipe. A typical 4 oz (1/2 cup) stick of salted butter contains just over a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. So if a recipe calls for a salted butter and you only have unsalted, add just over a 1/4 teaspoon of salt, per stick of butter. If a recipe calls for unsalted butter and you only have salted, then subtract just over a 1/4 teaspoon of salt, per stick of butter, from the amount of salt that is listed in the recipe ingredients.
Here’s to sweet dreams and sugar highs,