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Old 02-28-2011, 10:26 PM   #11
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There is a proven method to defrost frozen meats that would work to defrost/soften butter as well. Place the butter (or meat to be defrosted) on a heavy aluminum pan. The great conductivity of the aluminum will speed the softening of the butter. Turning the stick of butter regularly so a different side is in contact with the pan speeds it up too.
Interesting, I've never head that one. Does the pan need to be warmed first?
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:30 PM   #12
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Interesting, I've never head that one. Does the pan need to be warmed first?
No. Aluminum is a great conductor of heat (and electricity). As a result, heat/cold moves through it very quickly. So warm transfers to cold faster. That moves the warmer room temperature air to the butter (draws the cold out).
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:36 PM   #13
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To bring a chilled stick of butter (from the fridge itself) to room temp., microwave for 10 -15 seconds. It works great AND I believe I may have picked up that tip here.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:21 AM   #14
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First of all it doesn't always work, depending on type of butter and fridge temps. And if you are talking about the original post the butter was frozen.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:45 PM   #15
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First of all it doesn't always work, depending on type of butter and fridge temps. And if you are talking about the original post the butter was frozen.
Ok thanks.
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