[CnD] Softening butter

Katie Chandler wee1 at fidnet.com
Sun Feb 19 20:11:34 GMT 2012


Go to butterbell.com  it has the crockery butter containers for sale and 
will tell you all about them.  Katie

 Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nicole Massey" <nyyki at gypsyheir.com>
To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>; "'Andrew niven'" <aniven at ihug.co.nz>
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [CnD] Softening butter


> There is a special butter holder that consists of a crockery jar and a lid
> that has a dish affixed to the bottom of it. The dish holds about a third 
> of
> a stick, so about a sixth of a cup, and you put a third a cup of water in
> the crock to protect the butter. This keeps it fresh. I have one, though I
> have yet to use it as I haven't needed spreadable butter since I got it 
> for
> Yule, but my dad has one, and we used it for Yule dinner and it worked
> wonderfully.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org
> [mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Andrew niven
> Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 1:54 PM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Softening butter
>
> 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.
> Cheers
> Andrew
>
> ----- 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
>
>
> 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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