Using Butter

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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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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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March 26, 2020

Butter can be expensive but it can also be difficult to use up bulk shopping before it goes bad. Here are some tips for long term storage.

Butter stored in a glass container.

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December 27, 2017

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.

Butter Being Used in Baking

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September 20, 2017

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

A stick of butter on a plate.

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June 22, 2013

Many people believe that butter is a very unhealthy food and choose margarine instead. In truth there are some documented reasons that butter, in moderation, can be good for you.

corn with real butter

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