For example, for baking cakes and cookies, your butter must be soft. Thekitchn.com tested all ways of softening butter. From this test came an unexpected winner. And bonus: this way is quick and easy.
And the winner is… the rolling pin! Yes really. Flattening the butter with a rolling pin seems to be the fastest and most effective way to soften your butter.
In addition, this technique also ensures that your butter is at exactly the right temperature. The perfect soft butter has a temperature between 18 and 19 degrees.
That’s how you do it
This way is very simple to perform. Put the butter between some cling film and place on a cool surface. Now the fun part follows: soften and flatten your butter by hitting it with a rolling pin. Then turn the butter over and beat until it is about 2 cm thick.
All you have to do now is remove the cling film. And you can continue with your recipe!
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