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Help - can I make fairy cakes using salted butter!!!!

(19 Posts)
dinosaur Wed 27-Jul-05 14:19:53

'Cos I ain't got no other kind in the fridge, and I can't go out and get anything else atm!

So will they taste disgusting if I use salted butter?

katierocket Wed 27-Jul-05 14:20:12

yes you can and no they won't

starlover Wed 27-Jul-05 14:20:17

dunno never used it... but try it... i'm sure they'll be fine! is it VERY salty?

Milge Wed 27-Jul-05 14:20:36

yes you can - a bit of salt improves the flavour imho

suzywong Wed 27-Jul-05 14:20:46

why on earth can't you? I suppose SOupy is going to come and be the baking oracle and say why, but I always do

WigWamBam Wed 27-Jul-05 14:21:07

Most cake recipes include a pinch of salt anyway, so you should be fine.

marthamoo Wed 27-Jul-05 14:21:09

I have never used unsalted butter and my baking always tastes fine.

marthamoo Wed 27-Jul-05 14:21:29

Ooooooh cakes.....

serenity Wed 27-Jul-05 14:21:37

Never made them with unsalted tbh, but then only posh cakes get made with butter in this house, normally they're made with Olivio (and very nice they are too!)

dinosaur Wed 27-Jul-05 14:21:54

Whew! Thanks everyone! I thought Suzywong was the baking oracle - is it really Soupy? You can tell this is uncharted territory for me, can't you

Iklboo Wed 27-Jul-05 14:22:22

I usually use salted butter - I've even used Utterly Butterly and they come out tasting lovely.

suzywong Wed 27-Jul-05 14:33:30

well she reckons she is, dino

motherinferior Wed 27-Jul-05 14:54:47

Course you can. I try to remember to lay in unsalted but don't always manage it.

motherinferior Wed 27-Jul-05 14:55:04

And what are you doing on MN before 4.30 anyway, pray, missis?

TwinSetAndPearls Wed 27-Jul-05 15:23:10

I do all the time!

binkie Wed 27-Jul-05 15:38:04

Have you got another ds birthday coming up? (Only reason I ever get out the baking trays.)

Salted butter better than unsalted for baking, I think. But as you can see from the above I am not an expert.

dinosaur Thu 28-Jul-05 11:07:32

Day off yesterday, mi!

But what am I doing on here before 4.30 today?

SoupDragon Thu 28-Jul-05 11:09:15

Snort @ SuzyWong. I always use salted butter can't be ar$ed to have special unsalted butter for baking.

dinosaur Fri 29-Jul-05 16:51:03

My mum and the DSs are decorating them this afternoon. Bagsy me NOT eat the first one...

They are for DSs joint birthday party tomorrow. We do have some other food as well....

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