My recipe calls for unsalted butter but I only have salted butter on hand. Will this be a problem in the taste or consistency of my fudge?

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    Does the recipe call for salt to be added?
    – GdD
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 9:49
  • cooking.stackexchange.com/q/93163/61534
    – mroll
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 20:21
  • Including the entire recipe would allow us to see whether the increased amount of salt would actually be noticeable.
    – NSGod
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 21:55

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Provided the butter is not too salty, it should not affect the consistency or setting, but it will add an extra flavour dimension to the fudge. I don't know what ratios you will be using, but salt and sometimes chilli is added to chocolate to add extra flavour. Personally, I would not find a little bit of salt to balance out the sweetness unpleasant, but that would very much depend on the amount in the butter. Too much would be overpowering.


If you are making it at home and in a "small amount" it's okay to use salted butter and will not affect the taste. I often use salted butter at home in my sweet recipes because I think a pinch of salt enhances flavour.

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