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This is a side view of a glass upside down over a stick of butter. The glass and butter sit on a white counter with a white tile background. Recipe
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How to Soften Butter

Need room temperature butter asap? Learn how to soften butter quickly in 10 minutes or less with this quick and easy trick!

Prep: 10 minCook: 2 minTotal: 12 min
Servings: 1 stick butter 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups of water

Instructions

The Glass Method

  1. Warm a glass of water in the microwave for 2 minutes until the water is hot. Alternatively, if you want to do this on the stovetop, you can pour boiling water into the cup and let it sit for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the water into the sink to discard.
  3. Place the glass upside down over a wrapped stick of butter.
  4. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. The heat from the cup will soften the butter.

The Bowl Method

  1. Add 2 cups of water to a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Alternatively, if you want to do this on the stovetop, you can pour boiling water into the bowl and let it sit for 30 seconds.
  2. While the water is sitting in the bowl, cut the butter into slices and place them in a single layer on a plate that is smaller than the bowl.
  3. Pour the water down the drain to discard the water.
  4. Turn the bowl upside down over the plate and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. The heat from the bowl will soften the butter!

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 82mg
  • Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
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