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Getting salt out of butter

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3ormoreletters Mon 07-Oct-19 15:07:48

Does anyone know how to remove salt from butter please?
I use goat's butter and it's very difficult to buy it unsalted.
Thanks guys smile

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SalamanderOnHoliday Mon 07-Oct-19 15:10:39

I'm not sure you can. You could always make your own and not add salt, it's quite easy. Bit time consuming if you don't have a food processor or a willing small assistant to shake a jar.

virginpinkmartini Mon 07-Oct-19 15:11:31

I dont think that's possible, I'm sorry to say. What you can do is make your own goats butter by either buying a jar churner, or shaking goat cream/ high fat milk in a jar until solidified.

BubblesBuddy Mon 07-Oct-19 15:12:19

Buy unsalted butter?

P1nkHeartLovesCake Mon 07-Oct-19 15:12:42

Umm yes you can’t do that.....

CatBoyOnTheRun Mon 07-Oct-19 15:15:18

There is a product called unsalted butter. You will find it in the refrigerated department next to the other brands of butter and margarine. It's usually used for baking cakes/buns. You can buy 125g blocks.

Branster Mon 07-Oct-19 15:16:02

I don’t think you can as it’s been dissolved and dispersed already, you’d need to extract the water first I guess.
If you find an answer please update as I’m curious now.
Why do you need unsalted butter for? If it’s for a cake recipe than salted butter is fine. If it’s for health reasons then you simply have to give up goat’s butter until you find a ready made unsalted version.

bloodywhitecat Mon 07-Oct-19 15:21:21

I agree, if it is for baking salted goats butter would work just as well you can always add slightly less salt to the bake you are making.

banivani Mon 07-Oct-19 15:24:08

Here in Sweden salted butter is the norm and we always bake/cook with it - so I just wanted to reassure you that taste wise that's fine. But perhaps you had other reasons for wanting salt-free butter?

TheGoodEnoughWife Mon 07-Oct-19 15:27:55

Unhelpful sarky comments on here. If you had read the post properly then you would see it is unsalted goats butter that is required. I buy goats butter and there is usually only one available in the supermarket and that is salted.

I agree with helpful comments. It isn't hard to make your own so would give that a go.

Felyne Mon 07-Oct-19 15:30:26

No advice but I am now curious to try goat's butter! How does it taste compared to cow butter?

PullingMySocksUp Mon 07-Oct-19 15:33:06

I always use salted in cakes and buttercream icing and it’s absolutely fine.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Mon 07-Oct-19 15:35:03

We once had a French woman be very surprised when feeding out kids breakfast, that they were willing to eat salted butter. Apparently French kids won't eat it! I don't think I've ever had unsalted.

#completelyrandomandunhelpful, sorry.

Teddybear45 Mon 07-Oct-19 15:38:45

salted butter can be used in all the same ways unsalted can.

CatBoyOnTheRun Mon 07-Oct-19 15:45:38

I have never seen goat's butter in our supermarket. It might be in the speciality section or a health food shop may stock it. The unsalted butter I was referring to is probably made from cow's milk.

VaguelySensible Mon 07-Oct-19 15:45:45

It is possible to extract most of the salt from salted butter, but it is absolutely not worth the effort, the time or the mess.

Just use it as-is. I use salted butter for everything, including sweet foods.

Fromage Mon 07-Oct-19 15:59:12

How on Earth would you go about getting salt out of butter?!

Rachelover60 Mon 07-Oct-19 16:04:40

Delamare goats butter is only lightly salted if that's any help.
www.planetorganic.com/delamere-goat-butter-250g-250g/528/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4OC4oLSK5QIVhbHtCh1MXwJoEAQYBCABEgJ2X_D_BwE

I believe this one which you can buy from Waitrose online is unsalted - or again lightly salted.
www.planetorganic.com/delamere-goat-butter-250g-250g/528/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4OC4oLSK5QIVhbHtCh1MXwJoEAQYBCABEgJ2X_D_BwE

I know nothing about getting salt out of goats butter. I realise there are some medical conditions where low salt is indicated but that usually means no added salt, it wouldn't apply to butter or spreads because there's a limit to how much of that you would have anyway.

You could try mixing goats butter with unsalted margerine.

Rachelover60 Mon 07-Oct-19 16:06:23

PS The Delamare butter can also be bought online from Waitrose/Ocado, they also do a spreadable version.

I might try it!

virginpinkmartini Mon 07-Oct-19 16:23:03

@TheGoodEnoughWife Sad, isn't it. People don't know anything about the OP but think it's okay to condescend.

TheGoodEnoughWife Mon 07-Oct-19 16:37:33

Yep, think they are so clever.

lululup Mon 07-Oct-19 17:17:17

Although most goats' butter is salted, there's less salt in it than normal butter. This is because goats' butter has a taste that doesn't require heavy salting. You could directly appeal to a producer and ask them to make you some. You'd probably have to buy several kilos but it does freeze very well.

HappyHammy Mon 07-Oct-19 17:21:34

I love goats cheese. Does the butter taste similar.

BubblesBuddy Mon 07-Oct-19 17:22:51

There are quite a few unsalted goats butter suppliers on line. You can buy unsalted, as I said upthread!

Branster Mon 07-Oct-19 18:06:30

I don’t understand where are the condescending comments. Every single answer is trying to be helpful, even if a couple don’t specifically say goat butter (easy to overlook in a hurry).
Anyway, this is the first google search, maybe if you contact them they can advise which shops they supply? www.woolwichdairy.com/en/products/goat-butter/unsalted-goat-butter
Or try small independent farm shops?

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