French Salted Butter with Seal Salt from the Island of Noirmoutier in Vendée, France
Does your recipe call for softened butter but you forgot to take the butter out of the fridge? Or may be, it’s still in the freezer — “oh là là”, what to do? No problem, we have a solution for you that is quick (no need to leave the butter on the kitchen counter for a while) and will not unevenly heat up the butter — as would the microwave for example (which can be an issue with some recipes). Although, we typically have softened butter in the cupboard (soft enough to butter our tartine in the morning for breakfast), we have been in this situation before and this old tip works like a charm!
Baking Tip: How to Soften Butter Quickly
This baking tip will soften butter just enough so you can use it in any recipe that calls for room temperature butter or softened butter. So check Art of the Home tip below on how to soften butter quickly and bring the “softer side” of your butter stick!
Easy Tip on How to Soften Butter Quickly
Art of the Home Tip: How to Soften Butter Quickly
To quickly get softened butter, grab your butter stick (or the piece of butter you want to soften) with a piece of aluminium foil. Grate the butter with your cheese grater/lemon zester. You will get soft butter flakes that will be ready to be used in any cake or cookie recipe. Et voilà!