Ever had a visitor argue that the butter was unsalted?

Dallas, Texas
July 5, 2016 12:13pm CST
I mean to tell you ... We had invited my older bro for my wife's birthday, being it was on the 4th of July and all, and a friend. Then came a knock at the front door ... Knock, knock! Come in. Howz it goin' ? Okay. John won't be coming over for dinner. He says he's not feeling well. I know where this is coming from, he had a hang over. lol. Dinner consisted of roast beef, brown gravy, hot rolls, mashed potatoes, fried squash and iced tea and coconut cake and vanilla ice cream. All went well until our friend bit into a hot roll with unsalted butter. "There's something wrong with this butter." - he said with a frown on his face. It was not salted. That is all. My wife tried making cake frosting using salted instead of unsalted and pretty well ruined a cake so she felt it was a good idea, since she and I both have high blood pressure to go with the unsalted. I personally love it. But, not our good friend with a salt craving. So had it been Imperial margarine or I can't believe it's not butter spread or even blue bonnet margarine I bet he would have enjoyed not so much for the buttery flavor but for the salty taste.
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@paigea (21235)
• Canada
5 Jul 16
We do get used to salt. Wow, I always use salted butter in frosting and everything I make, so that is interesting that the unsalted works better.
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• Dallas, Texas
5 Jul 16
Unsalted for butter cream frosting is so much better. Once you start using it for the icing you won't go back to salted I assure you. Salted is fine for hot rolls and I enjoy it most often on buttermilk biscuits.
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@paigea (21235)
• Canada
5 Jul 16
@lookatdesktop I will have to try it. Unsalted always costs more so I use salted and leave other salt out of recipes. I will have to try it.
@irishidid (8278)
• United States
5 Jul 16
I'll take my butter either way but I don't bother with unsalted for baking. Margarine, on the other hand, is always bad.
@much2say (36250)
• United States
5 Jul 16
Even though I know what he's saying, I wouldn't have been rude to say it. If someone was kind to have us over for dinner, I would never remark that something tasted wrong or frown over the food. Did you pass him the salt shaker? I grew up with Imperial - I know that salted taste - but I didn't know any better. As an adult, I learned how real butter is better for us - and then learned to cook and bake with only with unsalted. And so, we've only used unsalted for our rolls and such too - we are totally fine with it!
@inertia4 (26755)
• United States
5 Jul 16
I see nothing wrong with unsalted butter. I never had anyone say anything about the butter being used. No one ever complained. I find that odd really. And besides salt could always be added.