Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Practical Tip

Everyone has probably figured this out way before me, but I thought I'd post it on the off chance that someone else doesn't know about this trick. Ever start making a recipe and get to the word softened butter and scowled? Unless you are a little more prepared than I am you have undoubtedly left the butter in the fridge. I have tried popping it in the microwave for a few seconds but then you get 1/2 firm 1/2 melted butter, definitely not softened........until today when being the braniac that I am, I tried it on defrost & Ta Da! softened butter. Yep, if you have forgotten to take the butter out of the fridge just try putting it in the microwave for a 30 seconds or so on DEFROST!