I got a new oven so of course i wanted to try it out and bake something. I googled to find the newest and most modern cake and cookie recipes but just about all of them called for an ingredient i've never seen before and that is a stick of butter.
Living in the sticks.....don't do it!
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My first thought on that was “if there’s only one does that mean it’s unimportant and can be left out without causing a recipe failure”?
As far as i knew it could be anything from say, one lb. of butter (that would be one very fat stick and probably called a pound cake) but I think it has to be skinnier and twiggier to be considered a stick.
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Some youtube people are saying that eating butter is bad while others say it'll improve your arithmetic and maybe it'll improve spelling too. I'll try it and see.
I’m guessing all the recipes i found were created by American cooks who probably buy their butter already formed into sticks and therefore understand the term. That’s great, but it doesn’t tell me how much to use, we who purchase our butter in one lb.
If all the other ingredients are in measurements of cups or tsp. and TBS. why go and complicate the butter?
Imagine a recipe calling for a large brick of butter, 1 kg.+ 5 cubes of sugar, a lb. + 8 tsps. of flour, 5/8th of a litre of milk 1/12 of a ladle of cinnamon, an ounce of salt……probably not many bakers would tackle such a recipe and whatever it would make would likely turn out awful!
ok, seriously i know that 1 cup of butter would be half a lb. It’s easy to chop a 1 lb.brick of butter in half cuz there’s a line on the half way mark! Half a cup would obviously be one of those halves cut in half (also marked) and so it’s not even necessary to melt it and messy-up a measuring cup. But where does the stick come in on this? Mine look like mini blocks and mini block isn’t in the recipe.
So to make a very long story even longer because i’ve never seen a stick of butter in my life
i had to re google for “what is a stick of butter”
i found butter eating contests, mostly challenges that people take for anything from $2.00 to $100. to eat X amount of butter in a very short time. There’s youtube videos of throwing up said butter in fun locales such as home parties, limo’s and on keyboards. There’s people drinking huge quantities of beer and eating a lot of butter, a guy inhaling a gal of milk and eating a lot of butter, people slurping down 5000 calorie milkshakes which evolved into lots and lots of vomiting videos which then went totally off the subject of what is a stick of butter.
I got back on track by reading “how much is a knob of butter?”
Answer: Some butter. More than a dash. More than a pinch.
Less than 3 TBS. More than 1 TBS.
In other words i'd say it’s about 2 TBS. or however much you want it to be.
Now, i ask you where’d all the recipes go for knobs of butter?
Also found out how “to dot” something with butter and this butter stick which would be great for
and it would be great for toast too i think. Or maybe not as hubby already leaves behind way too many crumbs and he’d have a butter stick all messy in no time flat.
Well, it took some time but i finally found out:
1 stick of butter = arrghhh omg! this post has been so stressful i’ve already forgotten!
Then i noticed the chosen cupcake recipe had already divied out the one stick proudly mentioned into
3 TBS. of butter for the batter and 5 TBS. of butter for the frosting for a grand total of 8 TBS.
What the heck! But at least now i’ve a clue how much a stick consists of but i’m sure not about to use my measuring spoon to find out by filling it with butter 3 times, then 5 times digging it out from a block, brick or tub or whatever to know i’ve got the correct quantity cuz that’s not only time consuming but messy, goofy and just plain wrong.
And then to top it off the recipe says to use UN salted butter and then later on it says add a tsp. of salt!
What a crazy world; i don’t want any part of these new fangled complicated cupcakes new oven or not.