For those of you who wonder why some recipes call for almost double the amount of salt, here’s a great explanation. I’ve dealt with this many times, and a good example is the Compost Cookie recipe from Momofuku via Regis and Kelly, which calls for 2 teaspoons of Kosher salt. They’re using Diamond brand kosher which is coarser than what a lot of people use (Morton Kosher). So if you use 2 teaspoons of Morton, your cookies will be too salty. If you use 2 teaspoons of table, they’ll be barely edible.
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Great Article About Brands of Salt in the NYT
Published on April 29, 2010