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How to Soften Butter Quicker

You'll never have to wait an hour to soften your butter again with this trick!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins


  • Take a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl and fill it up about 2/3 of the way with water.
  • Microwave the bowl of water for about 5 minutes, making sure it's really hot.
  • Carefully take the bowl of water out of the microwave. Make sure you use a towel or potholders because the bowl will be very hot.
  • Add the butter into the microwave, close the door, and leave the timer on for about 5 minutes.
  • Take the butter out and you'll be amazed cutting it up. The butter did not melt, but it did soften to room temperature.