Have you ever needed softened butter for a recipe, but have forgotten to sit the butter out so it could come to room temperature? You can't just melt the butter, or it won't work, so I wanted to share my easy trick to soften butter quickly along with 4 more easy kitchen tips that will save you time and money!
Ever had a jar of honey that crystalized or discovered that you were out of breadcrumbs when you need them for the recipe you are making? How about storing marshmallows so they don't get hard, or getting the smell of onion off of your hands after chopping them? No worries...these quick and easy kitchen tips will help solve your kitchen dilemmas and save you money too! To see them in action, check out this video...or read on to get the details!
Start by unwrapping your stick of butter and placing it on a plate.
Next, fill a tall glass with hot water. Let it sit in the glass for about 30 seconds, then pour the water out.
Sit the stick of butter upright on the plate and place the warmed glass over the stick of butter. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes. If your stick of butter was frozen, you may have to repeat the process a couple of times.
Remove the cup, and you will have softened, spreadable butter instead of a hard stick...perfect for baking or spreading!
Find this tip and the other 4 Easy Kitchen Tips like how to de-crystalize honey, how to keep marshmallows fresh, how to make breadcrumbs in a snap and how to remove onion smell from your skin HERE in my latest article for eHow!
Also check out How to Clean Sheet Pans Naturally HERE!