Softening Butter Quickly
Forgot to take the sticks out of the refrigerator in advance? Here are two ways to speed the process along.
Fast: Cut the sticks into pieces and set out on a counter. In 10 to 15 minutes, you’ll be good to go.
Faster: Microwave the pieces on low in 20-second intervals, checking in between. The butter is ready when it’s malleable but not mushy.