Chrissy Teigen is a total goddess with an enviable list of talents. Not only is she lucky enough to be married to the heartthrob that is John Legend, but she is also a model, TV presenter and a cookbook author.
Her Instagram game is on fire and she when she isn’t totally burning haters, she is posting super useful cooking tips and tricks. One in particular is the perfect solution to a simple but annoying conundrum. You want to bake a cake or butter your toast, but the butter is totally solid from the fridge. The last time this happened to me I microwaved it, only for it to turn to liquid butter. Not much use.
Luckily, Teigen posted the hack on Instagram which she originally got from FABLife. It involves 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.
Teigen shows us the results and the butter is the perfect level of softness in just a couple of minutes without it going runny. Genius!
There seem to be many variations on this technique with some just heating the glass with hot water only and others grating the butter so that it needs less time to soften. For me, what Teigen says, goes!