How to Melt Butter : The Best Techniques for Every Recipe!

How to melt butter: times, techniques and useful tips for making it at home in a few simple steps without running the risk of burning it!

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Melted butter is an indispensable ingredient in the preparation of cake mixes, and there are a variety of techniques for melting butter in a short time. Some people prefer the microwave oven and others the classic stove…but which is the best technique to get it right? Butter has a rather low melting point, it is around 37°C, so it is always essential to keep the heat under control to avoid burning everything and throwing the burnt butter.

How to melt butter on the stove :

Butter can be melted using a classic frying pan or a small saucepan on the stove.

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How to melt butter

  • You must cut the butter into chunks and then place the pan on the stove.
  • In this case, the only caution to follow is to control the flame: melting butter if it is too high can make it brown, making it unsuitable for our preparations or, even worse, burn it. For this reason, the fire should always be left at a minimum.

Alternatively, you can melt the butter in a bain-marie.

  • In this case, the procedure is reminiscent of that used for melting chocolate: get a small bowl that can be placed smoothly over a slightly larger pot with water.
  • Place the pot with the water on the stove and bring to a boil; meanwhile, cut the butter into chunks and place it in the smaller bowl.
  • Place the latter on top of the other and melt the butter.

The use of the microwave oven to melt butter is a controversial topic. There are those who strongly advise against using the microwave oven to melt butter. However, the microwave can prove to be a valuable ally just be careful while using it!

  • After cutting the butter into chunks place it in a microwave-safe container.
  • Cover it with some baking paper to prevent the butter from splattering.
  • Operate on low for 10 seconds then remove the butter from the oven and stir it.
  • If necessary, continue at regular 10-second intervals until the desired result is obtained.

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