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Why are my waffles salty?

Asked by sandystrachan (4417points) March 24th, 2009

“I made a batch of waffles recently. I used unsalted butter, unsalted flour, eggs, and sugar. I did not add any more salt. Why, then, do my waffles taste salty?(they are so SALTY they are disgusting)
ingredients as follows – 175g Flour, 300ml Milk, 1 tsp Baking powder, 2 eggs, 50g Un-salted Butter and 2 Tbsp sugar

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EmpressPixie's avatar

What recipe did you use?

ubersiren's avatar

Yeesh, they shouldn’t really be salty. Is it a Belgian waffle recipe? Belgian waffles don’t really have a lot of sweetness on their own, so adding another dimension may take away from the savory side. Sometimes if a recipe doesn’t have a lot of other flavor in it, you can really taste the baking powder. Try adding vanilla.

casheroo's avatar

i’m not sure, let me get back to you i wanted to post so i could find the question easily again

casheroo's avatar

baking powder might give it a salty taste, but with that wouldn’t make it excessively salty.
possibly, if you don’t eat salt often…then you are just sensitive to the taste of it from the baking powder.

pekenoe's avatar

Are you absolutely sure that you used 2 Tblsp of sugar instead of 2 Tblsp of salt??

sandystrachan's avatar

It was sugar from a sugar bag, straight from the shop

bpeoples's avatar

@pekenoe—that’s what I thought at first.

It’s possible that without a tiny bit of salt in it, you’re tasting the baking powder. Next time, try putting a pinch of salt in it?

ignorantsavage's avatar

you thought sugar was salt. ive done it in culinary school i bet your sugar is in a unmarked container

sandystrachan's avatar

@ignorantsavage if you were to read what has been previously wrote you would see it was sugar straight from the shop in a sugar bag . clearly marked SUGAR

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