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How to Bring Butter to Room Temperature

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The recipe says ‘Room Temperature Butter. Yikes! Straight from the fridge butter and ready to bake, do not go together. How to bring Butter to Room Temperature in a hurry is the question. I have the answer! While we all love the idea of meditating over what to bake, assembling ingredients, putting on some music, and taking our sweet time, life doesn’t always allow for it. But that does not mean we should skip out on our favorite treats or resort to buying store bought baked goods.

Room Temperature Butter is almost an essential for great results. You might think this is a small detail that can be overlooked. However, it really does make a huge difference to the over-all texture and cooking time of your baked goods. Things like Room Temperature Eggs, or Room Temperature Butter, offer a much better texture to your dishes overall, than cold eggs and butter does.

If you don’t have Room Temperature Butter and you’re running short on time, there’s no need to pop cold butter in the microwave. This is risky, it is easy to over melt it. Simply fill a large, deep bowl with warm water. Place your stick of cold butter in a slightly smaller bowl and submerge the bowl in the bowl of hot water. Wait just 3-5 minutes depending on how cold your butter was, and just like that your butter should be perfectly soft and room temperature. This means there’s no reason not to start baking those cookies at 10 p.m., and you’ll still be in bed by midnight.

I’m so glad to share this trick with you for making room temperature butter, as I know its one you will all use at some point or another. Next time you want to bake a cake on the fly you will ready to rock!

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2 Comments

  1. Mita on January 4, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Was looking at conversion charts and other baking basics and saw this trick. Now I know what to do with cold butter straight out of the fridge. There have been times when I decided not to bake because I didn’t have the butter out to thaw to room temperature. At times I did pop them into the microwave until some of it slightly melted and the rest remained soft. But this is really helpful. Your website is a wealth of information on baking, very valuable resource indeed. I don’t browse through it enough, only click on the printable recipe and that is it.

    • Gemma Stafford on January 5, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you Mita, that is very kind, I am happy you found this useful,
      Gemma 🙂

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