Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How to soften butter quickly

Here is a great way how to soften butter quickly. I would need a dozen hands if I were to count how many times I've forgotten, or not even realized soon enough, to get the butter out of the fridge in time for a recdipe that requires room tempearture butter

If you're anything like me you'll want to know these tips:
  • You have some time on your hands: cut the butter into small cubes and let it sit out at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • You have practically no time on your hands: microwave the butter on defrost setting in 5 second spurts. I don't recommend this as your first alternative since it's so easy to accidentally melt the butter. So be careful if using this method
  • If the butter is frozen: Grating it should be fairly easy
Now you know how to soften butter quickly! :) 

Happy baking!

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