[CnD] Softening butter

carollablady carollablady at aol.com
Sun Feb 19 19:45:12 GMT 2012

Instead of 20 seconds, try 14 seconds at a lower power level, say about 
60 percent.  If it is not soft enough, add an additional 3-5 seconds on 
full power, depending on how soft it has reached after the first heating.


On 2/19/2012 2:35 PM, Allison Fallin wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like suggestions about softening butter. I use soft margarine, but
> my husband likes butter. Usually I use the Land O Lakes butter that is
> spreadable right from the fridge, but we were given some regular butter
> by friends who got it free and don't use butter. I know it can't be left
> out or it will get rancid, but it's way too hard to spread right out of
> the fridge. I nuked it for 20 seconds, and it softened, but some of it
> melted, which wasn't what I had in mind. Other than doing it for
> slightly less time, does anyone have any suggestions?
> Allison Fallin
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