A lot of recipes ask for butter to be at room temperature. Why?!
When at room temperature, butter forms an emulsion which traps air. While baking in the oven, that trapped air expands and produces a fluffy baked good.
But…..if you are like me then you often forget to leave the butter out of the fridge before you need it and so you are stuck with cold butter. Bummer.
This super easy baking hack will solve your problem in 1 minute flat! Grate your butter. Calculate the amount of tablespoons of butter you will need and grate them onto a plate. The friction with the grater and heat of your hand will do the trick!
It’s as easy as that! Make sure you premeasured what you will need, as the grated butter is harder to measure. Once you have grated the butter, just add it into your batter or dough following the steps indicated on the recipe.