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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.
How To Soften Cold Butter - Don't use a Microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for perfectly pliable butter.
When youre ready to bake, waiting for cold butter to soften can seem to take forever. Heres how to hurry the process along: Over a mixing bowl, shred the amount of butter you need on a grater. The little pieces will soften faster than a solid stick. In no time, the butter will be bake-worthy.
After my hubby and I started canning.. We realized it's been a long time since we learned these!! Very helpful since every single canning recipe uses different measurements!!