View Full Version : Does using salt instead of sugar make baked goods look different?
09-17-2007, 06:20 PM
You know that gag where someone accidently uses salt instead of sugar while baking something (like cake, cookies, etc), but nobody realizes it until somebody bites into it and started gagging? When someone does that in real life does the baked good actually turn out looking normal or does it wind up looking as bad as it tastes?
09-17-2007, 07:23 PM
The cake/cookie wouldn't brown properly without the sugar. That could be covered up with icing or glaze or something, I guess. I don't know what effect, if any, the extra salt might have on the action of the baking powder or soda. Any yeast would be killed, so yeast-based baking would come out heavy and brick-like.
09-18-2007, 03:35 AM
Ha! And then they'd bite into it and gag at how bad it tastes and at how brick like it is. I'm going to make salt bread right now. Muahaha!
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