If you love food but you’re unfortunately not a wizard, you probably stick to cooking and leave baking to the pros. Baking the cakes, brownies, and cookies that make the world a better place takes skill and precision (neither of which I have when I step into a kitchen).
Not only do your ingredients have to be measured perfectly, but they also have to be the right temperature. If a recipe calls for room-temperature butter, for example, you’d better not add some cold butter and hope for the best. The next time you mix all of your dry ingredients and discover that your butter is still hanging out in the fridge, grab a glass and give this trick a try.
This tip is perfect because heating butter up in the microwave would make the ingredient way too hot. And it’ll be great the next time I try (and fail) to bake cookies and I suddenly lose all ability to put steps in a logical order.