How many times have you gone to spread butter on toast only to realize you’ve forgotten to refill the butter dish?
I’ll admit it, I do it all the time.
And it’s not because I’m lazy. It’s usually because after the last bit of softened butter gets used, I toss the butter dish into the dishwasher for a deep clean. When the dish ends up back on the counter, I don’t always remember to fill it with fresh butter. And I usually realize this at the worst time – when the toaster has just popped 2 pieces of toast.
The obvious solution would be to soften butter in the microwave, but that just melts the butter into a wet mess.
How to Soften Butter for Toast:
Use a cheese grater to grate butter on hot toast. The small grated pieces of butter will melt instantly. Timesaver: If you place a second piece of toast on top of the toast with grated butter, you’ll instantly butter 2 pieces of toast.
- Grating cold butter is also great on steamed veggies, like broccoli, asparagus, and carrots.
- Bakers often use grated butter when they need softened butter for frosting, or as a timesaver when cutting butter into flour to make pastry.
Look what I just found! It’s a Japanese gadget for grating butter on toast. Who knew?!