How many times do you get psyched about a recipe, pull out the Pyrex, whip out the whisk, preheat the oven, and then realize that your recipe calls for room-temperature butter? Your butter lives in the fridge. Uh-oh. What can you do to warm the cold butter fast? Time is precious and we don’t want to spend an hour waiting for butter to soften before we can bake.
I cringe to admit the times I’ve nuked sticks of butter in the microwave to hasten it along. Even a novice baker knows what a no-no that is. Thankfully, my mother-in-law showed me how to warm cold butter fast.
I nearly whacked my palm to my forehead when the hub’s mom showed me just how easy it is to quickly warm cold butter. (And she didn’t even realize this was a learning moment for me.)
Slice the cold stick of butter into smaller chunks to help it warm up fast. That’s all folks!