For very many recipes, you need butter in soft form. There are quite a few ways possible, but apparently there is a hack that best softens your butter. And this one!
For baking, for example, cake and biscuits, butter should be soft. TheKitchn.com tested all the ways for softening butter. From this test came an unexpected winner. And bonus: this way is fast and easy.
Soft butter? So this is the way. And the winner is… the rolling pin! Yeah, really. Flattening the butter with a rolling pin seems to be the most fast and 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.
Thats how you do it
This way is incredibly simple to execute. Put the butter between a little cling film and place on a cool surface. Now follows the fun part: soften and flatten your butter by storing 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!