Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mom Cooking Tip 37

Store butter in the freezer. To get it to room temperature more quickly, cut it into 1/2-inch slices with a heavy knife. Or if you need it for baking but are not supposed to melt it, grate it into a bowl, using the largest holes of a grater.

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  1. Is there any downside to keeping it in the freezer? Is there a risk of freezer burn?

  2. I've never found a down side. The butter always has a fresh taste. I buy 4 1-pound packs of butter from Costco (total price under $10), which lasts for at least 3 months, unless I'm doing a huge amount of baking. Keeping it in the freezer allows for more space in the refrigerator. One stick will defrost on the counter within 1 hour.