Butter Softening

Baking By No-goodLazyBum Updated 4 Jun 2010 , 3:03am by emrldsky

No-goodLazyBum Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 11:21pm
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How long is too long to let butter soften?

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mkolmar Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 11:31pm
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I let it soften to kind of a soft plastic consistency.

kristieanna Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 11:49pm
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if it has started to melt, it's been too long. i usually let mine sit until i can smoosh it with a spoon with little pressure.

indydebi Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 11:54pm
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18 seconds in a microwave! icon_biggrin.gif

PiccoloChellie Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 11:58pm
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If you really, really wish you would have put the butter on a plate instead of directly on your workbench and where the h*ll are the paper towels???....you've softened it too long.

Ask me how I know. icon_rolleyes.gif

robyndmy Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 12:01am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

18 seconds in a microwave! icon_biggrin.gif




Lol, lovely! How much butter would you put in for that long?

artscallion Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 12:21am
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In culinary terms, if you are creaming butter, room temp means about 65°. At 65°, butter still has a chill to it. A stick should be just bendable, but still firm. if it's mushy or soft, it's too warm to cream properly.

momma28 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 12:33am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

18 seconds in a microwave! icon_biggrin.gif


exactly what i do icon_smile.gif

emrldsky Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 3:03am
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If I haven't had time to let it sit out, I roll it between two sheets of wax paper and then scrap it out. Messy, wasteful, but the consistency is really good.

My DH thinks I'm nuts. lol

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