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How to Grate Butter for Tender Baked Goods

For tender scones that aren't overworked, let your cheese grater do the heavy lifting when it comes to the most crucial element.

Instead of the comparatively hard work of cutting in butter with a knife of pastry blender, when making scones or biscuits, grate the butter on the large-hole side of a cheese grater instead. This makes the whole process easier and less messy. Hold the butter by the wrapper to prevent it from melting from the warmth of your hands.

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