Kitchen Tip: Easy Melted Butter
If you are like me you like butter slathered on your toast in the morning. Sometimes during the rigmarole of getting ready for work you don’t always have the timing down to hit that piping hot biscuit with a pad of butter in time for it to properly melt. Well, I have a simple cure for always having perfectly melted butter at the ready.
I purchased a small (roughly 2 oz.) resealable, heavy-duty plastic container. I keep about three tablespoons of butter in it at all times. When I need melted butter I simply remove the lid and pop it in the microwave for up to 30 seconds. I then paint the melted butter onto my waffle or scone or what have you with a silicon basting brush.
The silicon brush cleans up easily with hot water and soap. The remaining butter goes back into the frig until I need it again. If I’m getting low on butter I just lop off another knob and at it on top of the remaining butter.
Interesting food fact – if melted gently butter can me re-melted and then re-refrigerated again several times. This method should also work with margarine but most of that junk is far worse for you than butter (see hydrogenated oil) and it never tastes as good. Never. Now for some pictures: