[CnD] Softening butter

Andrew niven aniven at ihug.co.nz
Sun Feb 19 19:53:38 GMT 2012

hi allison.
i leave small quantities of butter at a time in my pantry, and i have no problem with it going 
rancid before i can use it.  hope this helps.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allison Fallin" <afallin at cox.net>
To: "Cooking in the Dark" <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 8:35 AM
Subject: [CnD] Softening butter

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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