Thursday, December 9, 2010

~ Kitchen Tip: Melting Small Amounts of Butter or Coconut Oil ~

We don't own a microwave for a number of reasons. (Maybe another post on that subject another day but right now I'm just too tired). So what do you do when your recipe calls for a small amount of melted butter or coconut oil? I have a little sauce pan (the one Rachael Rae says is useless, which I totally disagree with, BTW) and normally I would just use that, but then I have to wash the pan and it seems like when you are only melting two tablespoons of butter or coconut oil you waste a lot on the bottom and sides of the pan. In come stainless steel condiment cups. You know, the ones you get a restaurants filled with not so healthy ketchup or salads dressing. They work great as a little double boiler and because they are stainless they conduct heat well. Put a little water in the bottom of your sauce pan and place the cup in the water. Perfectly melted butter with just a little cleanup and not so much wasted!