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Christmas Cake prob - salted/unsalted butter?

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WhiteRose26 Mon 22-Nov-10 12:21:57

Sorry if there is already a thread about cakes but I can't scroll through 101 pages...

A colleague has just made her Christmas cake and has used salted butter (in error). I have always used unsalted as this is what my recipes say. Does anyone know whether this really matters?

bigTillyMint Mon 22-Nov-10 12:23:47

I don't think it'll cause a huge problem.

FWIW, my mum always used salted in all baking and it always tasted fine smile

boogeek Mon 22-Nov-10 12:26:24

It won't matter at all

WhiteRose26 Mon 22-Nov-10 12:27:45

Thanks, both, she will be hugely relieved.

senua Mon 22-Nov-10 12:29:30

Put in extra booze - you'll never notice.grin

St Delia says to use unsalted butter but then lists half a tsp of salt in the ingredients.confused

ELR Mon 22-Nov-10 13:14:21

There is so much going on in a christmas cake you will never be able to tell!

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