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

  • Posted by: @mecte
  • May 4, 2011
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6 Comments

ThaiCook May 4, 2011
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! :)
 
hardlikearmour May 4, 2011
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!
 
mrslarkin May 4, 2011
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.
 
boulangere May 4, 2011
Softened, of course, but not melted because the emulsion has been broken.
 
ChefJune May 4, 2011
imho, softened butter works better than brick hard.
 
sdebrango May 4, 2011
The butter can be soft (room temp) but not melted as in liquid.
 
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