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Quickly Soften Butter

Posted by SharpHouse

If you've forgotten to take your butter out of the refrigerator and need to soften it in a hurry, here's the best and safest way I have found. Put a stick of butter in a gallon zip top bag. Next, take a rolling pin or other implement and beat the living tar out of the butter. After a very short while, the butter has become pliable and room temperature.

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What 3 Others have said

  • You can use wax paper instead of a plastic bag, and then use the wax paper to grease the pan.

    Posted by ThirstforKnowledge on 29th October 2021
  • You can just grate the butter as well, with a cheese grater.

    Posted by Nadawn12 on 22nd October 2019
  • Please don’t anyone try this, reduce the use of single use plastic, this is such a waste of plastic. (FacePalm)

    Posted by Mattrobx on 26th September 2019
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