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Mary Berry's butter tip

Duration: 00:53

Mary shares her top tip to get cold butter the perfect temperature, ready to cream with sugar to make a cake. Using her simple foolproof way of softening by placing the butter into lukewarm water and leaving it for ten minutes, the butter is squidgy and soft and the right temperature to cream with sugar, ready for cake making.

Available since: Fri 19 Oct 2012

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The Great British Bake Off Series 3, Masterclass

11/14 Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry show how to tackle treacle tarts and rum babas.

First broadcast: 22 Oct 2012

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