[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="VUBPsjPw" upload-date="2020-07-13T21:06:38.000Z" name="How to Soften Butter" description="Get the best tips and tricks to soften butter quickly. We’ll take that cold, hard butter and bring it to the perfect room temperature. With these simple methods to warm your butter, you’ll soon be warming hearts with your baking." player-type="default" override-embed="default"]
Rolling Pin Method - Place butter between 2 sheets of wax paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out butter to 1/4 inch thickness.
Water Bath Method - Create a double broiler and put butter in dish over a pot of hot water. Use a lid to help trap heat in the bowl containing the butter.
Counter Method - Leave out salted butter on the counter covered overnight to defrost and soften. Unsalted can also be left out for a few hours.
Grated Method - Grate using a cheese shredder. It will be soft in less than 10 minutes.
Sliced Method - If you’ve just taken your stick of butter out of the fridge (not freezer) you can cut the stick into slices and leave in a sunny spot for about 30 minutes. It will soften perfectly for baking.
Warmed Glass Method - Add boiling water to a heat-safe glass, leaving it for a minute to fully warm the glass through. Dump the water, and turn the glass upside down over your stick of butter. The warmed dome effect softens your butter in just minutes.
Soften Frozen Butter
Frozen salted butter can be left out on the counter to defrost for 12 hours.