Have you ever started baking and to your surprise the recipe calls for a stick of butter at room temperature? Yikes! Then you realize I don’t have enough time to wait, I need to start baking now! You automatically reach for the microwave door! Wait, do not put your butter in the microwave, but instead pull out the cheese grater.
Placing the butter in the microwave will change the chemistry of the butter and by using microwave butter you may not get the results you are looking for. By grating the butter, you allow it to stay in a similar state as if the butter was sitting out at room temperature. This tip also works well for frozen butter.
Another tip for butter- when a recipe calls for butter it is always understood that you use unsalted butter. Never use salted butter unless the recipe states to use salted butter.
Hope this tip helps you out in the kitchen next time you forget to leave the butter out :) If you use other quick methods for softening butter I would love to hear them! Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by :)