How to Soften Butter Quickly: Not with a microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for perfectly pliable butter. Cookies, Butter Quick, Rolls Pin, Sticks, Rolling Pins, Softener Butter, Great Tips, Simply Recipes, Wax Paper
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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.
Softening Secret -- When you're ready to bake, waiting for cold butter to soften can seem to take forever. Here's 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.
This works well - even if the butter is frozen. I just put it on its side and do 5 seconds, Then turn it one quarter and so on.
Put your stick of butter with the wrapper still on in the microwave. Heat for 4 seconds on high. Flip it to the next side and heat for 4 more seconds. Do this for each side for a total of 16 seconds. This may vary ever-so-slightly depending on your microwave power. The result will be a slightly squishable stick of butter that is softened just right!
One way to get perfectly softened butter is to place butter in a ziploc bag and then in a bowl with hot tap water. Wait 5 minutes and flip halfway through.
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..
Melt chocolate with candy melts, pipe words onto wax paper (make a template & place beneath wax paper), let cool, and place atop cupcakes