What are some good ways to soften butter quickly?


Quick Answer

Some good ways to soften butter quickly include pounding the butter with a rolling pin or using a warm water bath. Butter can also be softened simply by cutting it into smaller chunks. These smaller pieces tend to soften faster at room temperature.

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Place the small chunks of butter near a hot stove to get the full effect. To soften butter by pounding, place the butter in a plastic bag and begin flattening it with a meat pounder or rolling pin. This keeps the current temperature of the butter, while also causing it to soften. To use a warm water bath, put the butter in a bowl on top of a double boiler or sauce pan with hot water.

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