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Can I use a partially melted stuck of butter to make buttercream icing?

asked by @mecte almost 4 years ago
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sdebrango

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added almost 4 years ago

The butter can be soft (room temp) but not melted as in liquid.

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ChefJune

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added almost 4 years ago

imho, softened butter works better than brick hard.

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boulangere

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added almost 4 years ago

Softened, of course, but not melted because the emulsion has been broken.

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mrslarkin

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added almost 4 years ago

That depends on how much of it is melted. If possible, remove the more solid parts for the frosting, drain off the melted parts and use the melted butter for cooking something else.

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hardlikearmour

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added almost 4 years ago

In my experience buttercream is a bit fussy - I'd avoid the melted butter. It's a real bummer when your frosting "breaks" and you have a grainy, soupy, mess!

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added almost 4 years ago

Thanks for the advice! I ended up thawing another stick of butter to avoid any issues with the icing. Made a Swiss buttercream that turned out great! :)