I've been baking quite a alot over the past few weeks and I was wondering, with all this talk about salted and unsalted butter, does anyone have a favoured brand of butter? Does anyone feel there is a difference between brands?
I know it sounds silly but my house usually gets the Kerry Gold's Butter block, I believe it to be salted. I usually go for the unsalted Avonmore variety but the other day in Tesco I saw the French butter, Président. 250 g for 1.79. Avonmore was 227 g for 1.58..
The Président works out just slightly more expensive than the Avonmore per kg but I found that Président is alot nicer.
I was making scones and when I was cubing the butter there's this lovely sweet smell off the butter. It made a really gorgeous butterscotch like sauce to pour over a pud aswell.
So I was wondering does anyone feel there is a difference between certain good quality brands?
Does anyone every substitute "real butter" with spreads such as Dairygold when they are found stuck for the real stuff?
Do you taste a difference in your baked goods?