Q: I accidentally bought four pounds of salted butter through a delivery service and I can't return it. I'm practicing baking a wedding cake, and the recipe calls for unsalted butter.
I know I can freeze butter, but there is no way I would consume so much butter from day-to-day cooking or baking — I try to eat a healthy diet. Should I play around with the salt ratio in the wedding cake recipe and use the salted butter when I bake the final cake, or can I donate it? I hate having it go to waste.
Help! I don't know what to do with all this butter.
Sent by Daniela
Editor: You can definitely try using the salted butter in the wedding cake recipe and just either dial down or eliminate the salt from the recipe altogether. Just taste and evaluate; I'm sure the results will be delicious and you'll be able to use up all that butter!
Readers, what do you think?