Why Salt Is Important in Baking | Shauna Sever

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

I stopped adding salt to dishes many moons ago — except spinach. Spinach needs salt.  It didn’t take long before I realized that food had tastes all their own.  I would never go back to adding salt.

Photo courtesy of ShaunaSever.com

Photo courtesy of ShaunaSever.com

I am also a big fan of sweet and savory recipes.  Pork tenderloin stuffed with dried fruit.  Chicken enchiladas in chocolate mole sauce.  You name it, I will try it.

But I could never “for the life of me” figure out why there was always a pinch of salt in cake recipes!!

Today I baked a Jewish Apple Cake.  Mom’s recipe.  As usual, I added way to much of one thing, forgot another, and baked it at the wrong temperature!  But I didn’t forget the salt!

After a brief conversation with a friend on this topic, I decided to look up the answer to my question.  Why salt in a cake?  Here is the answer:

Why Salt Is Important in Baking | Shauna Sever.

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