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Monday, January 19, 2015

Tip for Tuesday


I don't know about you, but when I'm baking I never seem to plan enough in advance to soften my butter.  If you have the same problem, here's a solution for you.  I've been using this tip for awhile and it works great!
Put your stick of butter in the microwave and microwave it for 5 seconds, then turn it over one quarter turn, microwave for another 5 seconds, and continue until you've done all 4 sides.  The butter doesn't melt but is nicely softened and ready to be used!

21 comments:

Sally Crowe said...

That's a great tip, Mari! :)

Betsy Brock said...

I usually microwave it 90 seconds on power level 2, but still melt the center a little...I'm going to try your idea! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I am the same way...I always forget to set my butter out before I start baking. Thanks for sharing, Mari :)

Hugs to you!

Nancy said...

I will definitely be using this tip...I always forget to soften the butter...

Bethany Carson said...

Good tip Mari! My microwave must be on a higher setting; usually after 13 seconds total my butter is softened...any longer usually melts it.

Jennifer said...

That's a neat tip! I'll have to keep it in mind. Thank you for sharing.

Mari said...

Awesome! :) I'm one of those who never think ahead and always is short of time.

Connie said...

This one is a keeper, for sure.

Simply Linda said...

Great tip, thanks for sharing. Blessings

Linda E said...

I have put the butter in the microwave and turned it on for about 10-15 seconds. It is then partially melted and partially softened. AM going to try your idea. Thanks and happy Tuesday.

Terri B said...

That's a great tip..I always end up melting the stick. Have a wonderful day.

Sola Scriptura said...

Thank you for this tip! It's great to now know how to soften the butter properly :)

Sandi said...

Good idea :) thanks!

Patsy said...

Great tip--been doing this and it works .

Terri D said...

Awesome! Thanks Mari. This is always a problem for me.

Dianna said...

Mari, thank you so much for this great tip! I've tried using the microwave before, but I've not turned it nor have I done it for short intervals of time like this suggests. I'll give it a try!

Dee said...

Sometimes I remember, but most of the time I forget, so this was a very helpful tip. Thanks, Mari.

Carrie B. said...

Genius tip Lady! I'm going to do this every time from now on. xo

Amy at love made my home said...

I'm not very good at this as it melts when I try, I think the turning must be the thing. I will have to give that a go! xx

White Lace and Promises said...

A great tip! I've tried to soften in microwave and I always melt the whole bar.

Cherdecor said...

Well, for goodness sakes! I must try that.