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How to use a bain marie


How to use a bain marie


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The advantage of using a bain marie is that you are able to keep the cooking temperature low. Bain maries are commonly used to melt butter and chocolate for to cook or to cook creams and puddings.
 





Food should be cooked or heated in a bain marie when you want to avoid direct contact with the heat source. You can use a bain marie both in the oven and on a stovetop.

In the oven: Add the ingredient or food that you want to cook into a mold or ramekin. Place the molds in a baking dish. Fill the baking dish with hot water until it is no more than ½ the way up the side of the molds. Place the baking dish in an oven preheated to 300°F. Cook for the time indicated in your recipe.

On the stovetop: Chocolate should be melted in a bain marie on the stovetop. Fill a pot of water halfway and place it on the stovetop. Place a bowl or a smaller pot inside. Once the water is not, add the chocolate to the bowl and let melt while stirring from time to time.


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