Help!! How Do I Thaw Butter Quickly?

Decorating By tsal Updated 17 Nov 2010 , 8:42pm by tsal

tsal Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:05pm
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OMG - serious miscalculation led me to take out only half of the butter I need out of the freezer.

If it's frozen, can I put it in a bowl of room-temp water to speed thawing? I use this trick to bring cold butter to room temp but I'm not sure if it's okay to use this tip with frozen butter.

It's one of those days, CC!

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-K8memphis Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:08pm
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You can shred it. Or cut it and spread it out on a sheet pan so the air hits it. Might have to cut it as you can as it thaws.

Oh yeah--or you can put it on marble and flip it every 15 minutes or something. Marble pulls the temperature out of stuff.

msulli10 Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:17pm
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grate it into a bowl

BluntlySpeakingKarma Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:19pm
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Save yourself some trouble. Put in the microwave for 25 seconds at a time until it's soft.

Kitagrl Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:21pm
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I second the microwave....putting it on half power will help with it softening more evenly.

JawdroppingCakes Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:24pm
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I put it in a ziploc bag and then put it in a bowl of warm water.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:32pm
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I've used the microwave about 5 seconds at a time until it's soft enough

tinygoose Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 4:49pm
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I put it in the microwave on power level #2 or 20% for about 45 seconds a lb. It depends on your microwave, start at level #2 for 20 seconds, and see how it goes.

indydebi Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 5:40pm
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microwave, definitely.

leily Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 7:13pm
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i soften it in the microwave on defrost, i find doing it on the defrost setting i get a more even softening.

flowergirl1 Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 7:34pm
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Hi i just grate mine done it loads good luck.

cownsj Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 7:38pm
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I use the microwave, 5 or 6 seconds at a time, always turning the stick of butter between each cycle; otherwise is may melt on one side and still be hard on the opposite side

tsal Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 8:42pm
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Thanks, everyone! I ended up microwaving it then putting it in a ziploc bag in room temp water and my dough turned out fine.

Now if only I could get my 3 kids to cooperate while I bake. I managed to bake 80 cookies - only 130 left to go!

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