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Butter is often used in cooking or as a spread on baked goods. Here are some tips for making it easier to spread, when to use in baking and how, as well as how to measure a stick or block. This is a page about using butter.


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April 2, 2008

Butter at room temperature retains 90% of it's flavor; refrigerated (cold) butter loses 90% of it's flavor. ALWAYS let butter reach room temperature before using!

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I keep one stick of butter at room temperature because if it is soft it doesn't take as much for a roll or a piece of bread. We were eating entirely to much of it and since I started doing thiis the butter lasts a lot longer and we still are able to slather it onto whatever we are eating.

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December 27, 20170 found this helpful

In many recipes, you can substitute butter for shortening. Here is some advice if you are wanting to try this substitution. This is a page about using butter instead of shortening.

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September 20, 20170 found this helpful

In the U.S. a stick of butter is typically equal to 1/4 lb = 8 Tablespoons = 4 ounces = 1/2 cup = 113 grams.

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