Kitchen helper…How to bring cold butter to room temperature quicky

It’s happened to all of us – we will be making a recipe, following the directions, and then come to the part where the butter has to be room temperature.

Whoops. You have a cold, hard block of butter straight from the fridge and there is no way it’s going to cream with the sugar for the cake you are making any time soon.

We have all probably taken the route of cubing the butter and then microwaving it for 10 - 20 seconds to soften it. This is bit of a hit and miss method which often results in completely liquefied butter not suitable for your recipe.

Instead, grab your trusty box grater and grate the butter like cheese.  It will form thin fluffy flakes which will reach room temperature within a few minutes and be ready to add to your recipe in no time.

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