NEW BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.
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FDA-approved way to quickly thaw meat. Heat pot of water to 140 degrees. (Pot will have some bubbles on bottom of pan and you should only be able to keep finger in water for 1-2 seconds.) Remove pot from heat. Place storage bag with frozen meat in water. Don't let water boil. Most meats thaw in 10 minutes, but leave in pot no longer than 45 minutes. Cook immediately.