baking · baking bug · baking hack · butter · creaming mixing method · kitchen hack

I can’t believe it’s not cheese

Ever have the baking bug hit you so fiercely you have to make something right away?  I have.  One of the issues I have when this happens is impatiently waiting for my butter to soften.  I’ve heard about and seen a couple of kitchen hacks to make the process go quicker.
img_2967One that works amazingly is grating your butter like you would a block of cheese.  It sounds weird, but seriously works.  By doing this, the butter blends or creams well with the sugar.
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Grated butter being creamed with sugar
You don’t have to wait long when the baking bug spontaneously hits you.  Has anyone else tried this?  Have other hacks to soften butter fast?
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