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# How do you measure butter?

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I put a small amount of Kerrygold butter (the best by the way) on my 1 piece of toast in the morning. How should I measure it?

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• Posts: 5,479Member Member
Digital food scale.
Yep, this.
• Posts: 685Member Member
Digital food scale.

But it's not even a measurable amount. Like maybe less than half a teaspoon.
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flippy1234 wrote: »
Digital food scale.

But it's not even a measurable amount. Like maybe less than half a teaspoon.

Food scales measure in grams. Like Jruzer said. I'll bet it was more than a half teaspoon. One teaspoon is about 35/40 calories, so log it as 1/2 teaspoon and move on.

Three teaspoons in a tablespoon.

Yep, that's what I did.
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Jruzer wrote: »
It probably weighs a few grams. A teaspoon of butter is 5 g.
I tend to log anywhere between 4g-10g of butter, depending on what I’m using it for. Sometimes more if I’m baking.
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angelsja wrote: »
Put the tub of butter on a digital food scale zero it take out what you want the negative number is how many grams you had

Yep. This is what I do.
• Posts: 58Member Member
I put my plate on the scale, press tare, then put my slice of butter on the plate. And always weigh in grams!
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crazyravr wrote: »
flippy1234 wrote: »
Digital food scale.

But it's not even a measurable amount. Like maybe less than half a teaspoon.

These negligible amounts add up REAL quick throughout the day or week

This, exactly.
• Posts: 7,618Member Member
flippy1234 wrote: »
I put a small amount of Kerrygold butter (the best by the way) on my 1 piece of toast in the morning. How should I measure it?

weigh it on a food scale.
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angelsja wrote: »
Put the tub of butter on a digital food scale zero it take out what you want the negative number is how many grams you had

Yep. This is what I do.

Me too! Same with peanut butter and jam.
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FireOpalCO wrote: »
flippy1234 wrote: »
I put a small amount of Kerrygold butter (the best by the way) on my 1 piece of toast in the morning. How should I measure it?

When you can no longer see bread, that's 1 serving.

I think that's for peanut butter... :bigsmile: