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Why you should grate your butter

Why you should grate your butter

Making your own food can take quite a bit of time, so a time-saving trick is always welcome.

Dealing with cold, hard butter out of the refrigerator can be a hassle – it is not easily spreadable, and often needs to be brought to room temperature for most recipes. You can’t exactly leave it out for too long, either – food authorities such as the Food Safety Information Council generally recommend storing butter in the fridge to prevent it from becoming rancid.

Luckily, there’s a trick to make your butter soft in little to no time. And it only requires a grater.

Meghan Moravcik Walbert from Lifehacker said grating your butter is an easy way to transform it from brick-hard to soft, fluffy and ready for use.

Once grated, the softened butter can be spread over toast, mixed up with dry ingredients in baking or utilised in any way your recipe requires.

“I peel the wrapper back as I work to keep my hands clean,” wrote Walbert. “It takes less than 30 seconds to grate around 100g.”

Don’t have a grater? You can try other tricks to soften butter, such as cutting them up into small chunks or setting it over a warm water bath.

Would you try this trick? Let us know in the comments.