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    Melted butter versus Room Temp butter

    I've noticed that some 'bread' type or flour recipes call for melted butter while others call for room temp.
    What's the difference, as far as outcome is concerned, and why? Why can't I plop room temp butter in all these recipes?

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    The mystery to me is what's room temperature? To a Brit it's likely 25f and raining while I'm happy if my bedroom is below 90f at midnight. As for room temperature wines, you can forget that here in the beautiful tropical north of Oz - it'd kill ya!

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    Melted butter has less "water" in it. It becomes more condensed. It turns into a more clarified butter or ghee. Room temp is just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieBrian View Post
    The mystery to me is what's room temperature? To a Brit it's likely 25f and raining while I'm happy if my bedroom is below 90f at midnight. As for room temperature wines, you can forget that here in the beautiful tropical north of Oz - it'd kill ya!
    I'm afraid we Americans don't write our recipes for anyone but our own selfish selves. We could care less about you folks in Oz.
    If we were a little more considerate, we all would change the term from, room temp, to, soft. At least for butter and things like that, anyway.
    To show you that I, for one, cares, I'll start with my own web site.
    How's that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrindre View Post
    To show you that I, for one, cares, I'll start with my own web site. How's that?
    I reckon that's just beaut, old mate, and when we get to share a beer I'll lay odds it won't be room temperature.

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    I saw sharing a "cold one" on the weather channel yesterday. In Nunavut they were tossing mugs of water in the air and it was freezing before it started to fall! -40 degrees. Two questions. Why would you be outside in that weather and don't they have video games? Guess I'm just a winter wimp. brrrr.

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    Karen, you've got to remember, when it comes to alcohol, people get stupid. LOL :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieBrian View Post
    I reckon that's just beaut, old mate, and when we get to share a beer I'll lay odds it won't be room temperature.
    OK, web site is done. Can't find a Room Temp anywhere.
    :-)
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