Butter– Now I have dedicated an entire post just for butter called Butter 101
Butter comes in salted and unsalted. With the unsalted also known as Sweet Cream Butter.
In baking we always use UNSALTED Butter, unless otherwise specified in the recipe.
Unsalted butter has a shelf life of about 12 weeks refrigerated.
Salted butter will stay for about 5 months! because the salt acts as a preservative. However, salt can adversly affect the naturally sweet flavor of the butter, not a really great characteristic in baking! The amount of salt added to salted butter can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and it is hard to know how much extra salt to add to your recipe. This is why we always stress UNSALTED butter in baking.
Butter- 1 cup (2 sticks)= 226g
1 Tablespoon = 14g