How to soften butter

Attention all bakers! Have you ever prepared a recipe that calls for softened butter, but forgot to take it out of the fridge?

Real, tasty, delicious butter is kept in the fridge, and yes, it is firm. Depending on the outside temperature, I usually take it out of the fridge about 2 hours before it’s required and let it soften at room temperature. If you’ve run out of time, you can speed this up by cutting into cubes, but if you’re REALLY pushed for time, you can use this nifty trick (and release some frustrations while you’re at it).

Always use the best quality butter when baking – we love Lurpak.

Watch us teach Vanessa and Greg this recipe on Episode 4 of Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay

How to soften butter


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• 1 x 250g stick Lurpak butter
• 2 sheets of baking paper
• a rolling pin


1. Place butter between 2 large sheets of baking paper.
2. Hit with a rolling pin until butter is thin and flat.
3. Wait a few minutes until soft enough to cook with.

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