Why do we salt desserts?

Salt is one of a few ingredients that everyone has in their pantry. 

We add salt to nearly every food: sometimes to quite literally add some saltiness to our food, sometimes to inhibit the growth of bacteria and sometimes to make our dough more stretchy and strong. But why add salt to sweet desserts? 

Definitely not to make them salty. Isn’t it?

Well, despite how paradoxical it may sound, dessert recipes ask for a “pinch of salt” to be added every time, in order to make the final product more sweet! 

Yes, in addition to all the other numerous properties of salt, it is also known for enhancing the sweetness levels and minimizing bitter flavors in desserts. 

Et voila! Now you know why there’s a “pinch of salt” requirement in your favorite chocolate cookies recipe.