The Woman Puts An Empty Cup Over A Square Of Butter But The Reason Is GENIUS!

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Have you ever started to whip up a recipe and then suddenly noticed it calls for softened butter, but all you have is cold, rock-hard sticks in the refrigerator? It’s too late to take them out so they can soften up to room temperature and you can’t microwave the sticks because they’ll melt. What do you do?

Most of us caught in this position have either stopped baking altogether or resorted to slicing the sticks up into small pads. The idea behind that method is the butter will soften faster in smaller chunks because they give it more surface area. Or maybe your mother simply taught you it and passed the age old trick down.

While this last ditch effort does work, it’s not the best or the fastest way to soften butter to the desired consistency that works for baking and recipes. Instead, you should employ the technique covered in this video short where he goes over how to soften hard butter sticks in a clean and easy way that takes just 2 minutes. Simply take a piece of cold, hard butter and set it on a plate.

Grab a glass, fill it with hot water, and allow it to stand for at least one minute or a little longer. Pour the water out, dry the glass completely, and place it upside down over the butter. After about a minute or two the butter will have softened and now it’s ready for cooking and baking.

Hopefully this tip will come in handy the next time you find yourself facing this all too common baking conundrum, so please pass it on and spread the love!

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