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Speedy softening of butter for creaming w/sugar = how long in microwave?

asked by @janiejaner almost 6 years ago
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added almost 6 years ago

Depending on the strength of the microwave, I'd start out at 20 seconds and check the butter. Normally the butter will start to melt before completely soft, so I opt for underdone rather than too melted, using the heat from creaming to melt the rest.

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added almost 6 years ago

About 17 seconds but that's my microwave.

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added almost 6 years ago

I run my microwave at med heat in 10 second intervals.

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added almost 6 years ago

I do 5 second intervals and touch it each time. I stop early, when it can be lightly squeezed. The melting point comes soon.

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added almost 6 years ago

Thanks, all...20 seconds did the trick and cookies are in the oven!

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hardlikearmour

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added almost 6 years ago

I don't like to use the microwave for softening butter, because it doesn't seem to soften evenly. I take my refrigerated butter and grate it with the large holes on a box grater. It softens pretty quickly this way.