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A Butter-Softening Secret

Martha Stewart Living, November 2004

When you're ready to bake, waiting for cold butter to soften can seem to take forever. Here's how to hurry the process along: Over a mixing bowl, shred the amount of butter you need on a grater. The little pieces will soften faster than a solid stick. In no time, the butter will be bake-worthy.

Comments (2)

  • lsjohnson 16 Nov, 2008

    I just throw the butter in the microwave for 10 seconds and it's easier

  • redwine48 19 Dec, 2007

    I've tried this and it works beautifully. Especially when you have a husband who takes a wild hair and wants to bake his cakes and cookies on the spur of the moment.