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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!
By Cajun62234 from Collinsville, IL
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.
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.
In the U.S. a stick of butter is typically equal to 1/4 lb = 8 Tablespoons = 4 ounces = 1/2 cup = 113 grams.
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.