How to “Cream” Butter

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Many recipes for baked goods instruct to “cream” the butter. This helps incorporate air into the batter, giving a light and tender texture.

  • Measure the amount of butter you need and soften it just enough that your finger easily leaves an impression in the butter when you press it.
  • Place the butter in a large bowl and use a wooden spoon or an electric mixer to stir or beat the butter until it is smooth, creamy and a uniform texture.
  • Add the sugar or other ingredients called for in the recipe to further cream them together.

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