Need to soften butter fast? Learn how to soften butter quickly with One Quick Tip using a warm glass!
Now that fall baking is upon us, I’ve turned on the oven more times in the last week than I have in all of the summer months combined. I’ve also started a recipe only to realize that I forgot to set out the butter to come to room temperature! I know I’m not the only one, so today I’m sharing my favorite way to soften butter quickly.
Between you and me, I’ll confess that I used to microwave my butter, but after way too many episodes of ending up with butter soup, I was excited when I learned how to soften butter with the warm glass hack.
Take a heat proof glass and fill it with hot, boiling water. Since I have an electric kettle, this is fast enough, but if you wish, you can also go ahead and heat the water in the microwave. Let the glass sit for a minute so it heats through.
Carefully dump out your water (use oven mitts!), dry it with a towel, and quickly turn the glass over on your butter. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and check on your butter. It will be soft to the touch, and the perfect consistency for spreading on toast or creaming with sugar for a batch of cookies!
If you find that your butter is still not the right consistency (it does depend on the quantity of butter), just let it sit under its glass sauna for a little bit more time.
I hope that helps you! I know this is one of many methods out there for softening butter, but so far this is my absolute favorite.
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