really - i guess you need to eat the unsalted for a while before you can tell the difference, as you say.
Only trouble with unsalted is that is is too hard to spread unlike the pure butter I buy that is spreadable.
Yes, we made the switch several years ago for health reasons and have only used unsalted since my kids were born. I didn't occur to me that it was SO noticeable until we were eating breakfast at my mother's house (she uses salted) and my 6 year old wanted to know why the butter was so salty, and my 4 year old didn't want to eat the buttered toast, which he usually loves!
Yes - it really is difficult to spread. I usually have to let it melt a bit on toast, or try to soften it some other way if we want to spread it on something that isn't hot.
I have never done so as yet. However, some chefs use it in certain cakes and desserts and say that this makes it lighter, and is preferable. Maybe I should give it a go when baking next time. I rarely do bake as it would be only three of us eating it. We would prefer not to be the only ones eating a whole cake or biscuits. My daughter and I would prefer not to have a big cake or baked goods in the house. If I did bake , I would probably use it, now I know this old chefs trick !!
I always use unsalted butter for toasts and baking since I can adjust the amount of salt according to my taste. I even started buying butter after coming to US. In my native, we make our own unsalted butter from milk.
Lurpak is Danish and hard to spread. The odd times I do buy this brand is when it's on special and I use unsalted in some baking when specifically called for, otherwise it's salted butter for me as I like the taste. I have a long container in my fridge where I keep all my butters so rarely run out of either type.
I use both salted and Unsalted butter; It just depends really on what I am using it for! With baking I like the unsalted,as my biscuits definitely are scrumptious without the salt!! I must admit that I far prefer the flavour of salted butter,for everyday use,but I have gone to the Reduced Salt one now! I do not EVER buy margarine. Butter is my genuine taste treat in life,and I intend to keep it this way!!
No - I have never eaten butter or margarine. Strangely enough I can take butter on toast if it is melted right in and I can't taste the greasiness but that's about it. If, however, I ever taste a glob of butter by accident it is enough to make me gag.When I was working and would occasionally go out for a sandwich at lunchtime, if the server put butter on the bread when I asked them not to, they would say "just scrape it off" - didn't understand how revolting I found the taste. My mother used to say it was because I was a "war baby" and butter was rationed in the UK then. My sister, on the other hand, was born in 1947 and absolutely loves butter. Life is strange!
Yes, we always buy it from Aldi. I have a bright red butter holder with little white spots. I cut the butter leanth-ways, & put the other 1/2 back in the fridge. After using the 2nd 1/2, & wash the butter dish & lid to use again for a new butter.