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Slim Chance
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Member since Oct 2012
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Real butter and toast
Ok, so my family has made the switch to real butter and it's so much better than margarine, but the one problem we still have is toast. What do y'all do about spreading rock hard butter on toast? I don't really want to plan ahead to leave butter out to soften just to eat a piece of toast. And it's usually in the morning when the kids are wanting to grab a piece of toast on the way out the door to catch the school bus. Do you run it through the microwave? Can you soften butter in the microwave, put it back in the fridge,and keep repeating without the butter going bad?


Tigers0891
Member since Aug 2017
1553 posts

re: Real butter and toast
Just do a couple tablespoons for a few seconds. Don't do the whole stick and recool it lol


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TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
141369 posts

re: Real butter and toast
Get a butter dish and keep a stick out of the fridge. You’ll always have softened butter.


Zappas Stache
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Member since Apr 2009
22550 posts

re: Real butter and toast
Keep it out.... With that said..... Butter will frick up your cholesterol when you get old..... I can't use it anymore.... Feel sad for me...... Although honey, cinnamon and dark chocolate is pretty dam good.


Slim Chance
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Member since Oct 2012
825 posts

re: Real butter and toast
So I can just leave butter out on my counter in a covered butter dish 24/7 and it won't turn rancid?


Jackalope
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Member since Apr 2009
2252 posts

re: Real butter and toast
Yes and no. Most butter dishes allow air in, and thus doesn't keep as long. Use a butter crock. It seals in the butter using water, and keeps for a long time. Always soft and good to go.
This post was edited on 2/17 at 12:24 am


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TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
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In a proper air tight butter dish, it's good for a couple weeks. I usually use it much faster than that.


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Geaux-2-L-O-Miss
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Between Your Ears
Member since Aug 2005
2563 posts

re: Real butter and toast
Get a butter bell. It's an old answer to a new problem. You basically cram a stick of butter into the bell portion of the butter bell and place it upside down into the holder that has water in it. This provides an air gap (not air tight) area around the butter and as the water evaporates it provides "cooling" so the butter doesn't spoil. Granted you need to use the butter within a couple/few weeks are it may spoil (I'm not sure the exact time frame). However the butter will be soft and does not need to be refrigerated.


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Gris Gris
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OTIS!NO RULES FOR SAUCES ON STEAK!!
Member since Feb 2008
39090 posts

re: Real butter and toast
You can take it out of the fridge and soften. You can leave butter out. You can buy whipped butter which is already soft but take it out a bit early. You can melt it butter in the microwave and brush it on.

Butter is terrific.


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Coater
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Member since Jun 2005
29253 posts

re: Real butter and toast
Image: http://www.brummelandbrown.com/images/home/home_image-left.jpg

We use this. Not exactly butter but it tastes good


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BigDropper
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TigerstuckinMS
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Member since Nov 2005
16614 posts

re: Real butter and toast
You don't need to keep butter in the fridge if you use it quickly. Get a butter dish and keep that on the counter.

If you can't go through a whole stick before it goes rancid, you can buy butter in half sticks. Most of the butter lives in the freezer. One half stick lives in the fridge. One half stick in the butter dish. When the butter dish gets low, a new stick comes out of the freezer into the fridge and the fridge stick becomes the new counter stick.

I like to keep some in the fridge so I don't have to cook with frozen butter and the counter butter for eating directly, but that's just me.
This post was edited on 2/17 at 3:16 pm


TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
141369 posts

re: Real butter and toast
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You don't need to keep butter in the fridge if you use it.


I buy the huge packs at Costco so I keep a stick in the butter dish at all times, but the rest is in the fridge


TigerstuckinMS
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Member since Nov 2005
16614 posts

re: Real butter and toast
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I buy the huge packs at Costco so I keep a stick in the butter dish at all times, but the rest is in the fridge
You know that's what I meant.


TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
141369 posts

re: Real butter and toast
I know, just clarifying for anyone who just sticks the whole box on the countertop


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lsuwontonwrap
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Member since Aug 2012
28756 posts

re: Real butter and toast
Two words: butter bell

or

One word: microwave- I usually cut a piece off and pop it into the microwave and put that baby on "soften" for about 45 seconds.


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MeridianDog
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Home on the range
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With that said..... Butter will frick up your cholesterol when you get old..... I can't use it anymore.... Feel sad for me......


I thought I was the oldest guy here. What are you? 90? Having said that I eat butter all the time and thanks to Lipitor, I have the best/lowest cholesterol money can buy!



andouille
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With that said..... Butter will frick up your cholesterol when you get old..... I can't use it anymore.... Feel sad for me......


Now they tell us eating fresh eggs and butter is OK, dietary fats have little to do with blood cholesterol, within calorie restrictions of course, you can't eat a pound a night.


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