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How to Soften Butter in 1 Minute Flat

Produced by: Handmade TV and Sarah Breckenridge

Ever go to bake a batch of cookies or a cake only to discover your butter is rock-hard? Are you stuck waiting around for it to soften? Not with this quick tip: Simply grate the butter on the large holes of your basic four-sided cheese grater. Spread out the fluffy shreds of butter on a plate or sheet of waxed paper and they'll soften up before you have the rest of your ingredients measured out.

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