Learn 4 quick ways to soften butter when you need it for baking! These easy tips help you speed up the process in just a matter of minutes.
Prep Time: 5minutes
Total Time: 5minutes
Bowl or cup of hot water (if microwave steaming)
Stand mixer with bowl and beater (if whipping)
Counter method: Set the stick of butter out on the counter to soften about 1-2 hours before using. You can also cube the butter and let it sit out on a plate so that it softens faster (this usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes). You’ll know it’s ready when you can press a fingerprint into it.
Microwave method: Unwrap and place on a microwave safe plate. Set the microwave to 50% power and microwave for 5 seconds. Flip and microwave for 5 additional seconds. Press on the butter after 10 seconds to see if it has softened. If it is still hard, microwave in 5 second increments until softened.
Microwave steaming: Unwrap, slice into cubes and set on a plate. Place a bowl or cup with hot water in the microwave. Microwave for 2 minutes or until it is steaming. Remove the water and then place the butter plate into the microwave and let sit for about 5 minutes, or until it has softened.
Whipping method: Unwrap and cut into 1/2-inch slices and place in the bowl of your stand mixer. Then place the bowl on the stand mixer and attach the beater. Beat on low speed for 1-2 minutes, or until softened. Make sure to scrape down the sides half way so it gets evenly whipped.
How to Soften Butter by I Heart Naptime.
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