How to Speed Up Softening Cream Cheese
Need to know if there's a way to speed up softening cream cheese? There is! And it's super simple -- we've got all the info you need.
For an 8-ounce block of cream cheese, place the completely unwrapped cheese on a microwave-safe plate and microwave it on high for 15 seconds. Just add 10 seconds for each additional 8 ounces of cheese.
If an liquid or whey seeps out of the cheese while it softens, be sure to add the whey to your recipe along with the solids.
Sweet and Savory Cream Cheese Recipes
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