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Salt And Sweets

Salt and Sweets
Salt plays a very important role in foods that satisfy our sweet tooth—cookies, cakes, chocolates, and ice cream. It's true—ice cream would not exist if it weren't for salt.
Salt is used to make breads and baked goods
Nearly all baking recipes you come across will call for salt, and we bet you've wondered why. Wonder no more, because the answer is quite simple: salt brings out the flavor of even your sweet treats and baked goods. Surprised? The same reason we use salt in our cooking recipes is essentially the same reason we use salt in baking recipes. The salt you add to your baking recipes will promote the sweetness of your dessert and may help to enhance the flavor of your other ingredients as well—including butter (which is why it's best to use unsalted butter in baking recipes).

Remember, though, when it comes to adding salt to your baking recipes, a little goes a long way. You don't want to use too much salt as you run the risk of overpowering the sweet flavors.

Of course, this doesn't mean you can grab any kind of salt that you have on your shelf and sprinkle it in to your cookie recipe. An herb-blended salt may not necessarily compliment the flavors of your German chocolate cake—but then again, who are we to stop you from trying something new?!
Salt makes ice cream possible