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Chrissy Teigen's Butter Softening Hack Is A Game Changer

Softened butter in less than five minutes? Yep, it's possible.

By now you know who Chrissy Teigen is. She's the model, TV personality, and cookbook author who has a lot of food opinions...

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She even had her own food blog back in the day.

Well, as I was scrolling through her Instagram page (which is filled with food photos), I came across a video showing her clever trick (which she learned from FABLife) for quickly softening butter.

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"Learned this little trick on @fablifeshow! How to soften, not melt, ya buttah," read her caption. đŸ‘€

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The video shows Teigen microwaving a measuring glass filled with water for two minutes, dumping the hot water out, and placing the warmed glass upside down on top of a stick of butter.

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Teigen then shows how perfectly smooth the butter is as she runs a knife through it.

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Turns out this hack is pretty legit and has been around for quite some time now.

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Some iterations, like the one above, skip the microwaving step and just run the glass under hot water to warm it up.

Some people also swear by grating cold butter on a box grater to quickly soften it, but that seems a bit messier.

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You can see how to do that here — but it's pretty much as straightforward as it sounds. (And also a common hack for making pie dough, only you use frozen butter.)

So, what do you think of Teigen's butter softening hack? Have you tried it?

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Let us know in the comments!

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• Ina Garten's Cauliflower Cutting Hack Is Legit Genius

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