Quick Tips: Softening Butter in a Flash


I don’t know about you, but no matter how hard I try, I forget some of the prep steps when I’m cooking and end up having to wait. For instance, I’m constantly forgetting to soften butter to room temperature and then either wait, holding the entire stick in my hand and hoping it softens the butter fast enough or putting it in the microwave. I have yet to get the microwave temperature and time correct and either pop it in several times or end up with a puddle of liquid. Even when it is soft, it’s often partially liquid.

I was scanning the internet for information on the health benefits of butter from grass fed cows and I ran across this video that had the best idea for softening butter when you need it immediately. It’s simple, takes about a minute and comes out perfect. I know I tried it when I was making cookies and ruined one stick of butter in the microwave. In a moment of desperation my mind went back to the video and I tried this trick. PERFECTO PLUS! I loved it and decided to share it with you. I know you will feel the same.

Watch how it works!

Credit: OnePotChefShow