Seeing how Epicurean Butter is of the salted variety, we often get asked if you can swap salted butter for unsalted butter in baking. The short answer is “yes,” and when you choose to swap with Epicurean Butter, you have the added benefit of adding a dose of extra flavor, too.
Baking sugar cookies? Use Epicurean Butter’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Butter. Same with biscuits. Swap out unsalted butter and make those biscuits savory with Tuscan Herb Butter. The trick is to reduce the amount of salt you add on top of the Epicurean Butter. You don’t want an unpalatable cookie or biscuit!
The Long Answer on Swapping Salted Epicurean Butter for Unsalted Butter
Salt is a critical component to any baked good. Salt brings out flavor of individual ingredients and can affect water content, which affects gluten - and texture.
If you are stickler for crispy, brown-around-the-edges cookies, then you should stick with unsalted butter. However, if you enjoy a softer texture and a more buttery flavor (ya!), then salted butter may be your preference after all.
If you choose to swap salted butter in your recipe, you can do so one for one. Some experts suggest you leave out the additional salt altogether, while others suggest you re-calculate how much salt you need to add.