How To Soften Butter Quickly
Ever had grand plans of baking, only to come to the halting realization you forgot to let the butter soften again? Don't worry -- you're not alone. Even better, The Kitchn has a solution.
"I used to thaw butter in the microwave, but I don't like how that often leaves butter cool on the outside and molten in the middle. Melted butter (as opposed to just 'softened' butter) can also give many cakes and cookies a different texture than I might want."
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