How to prepare a bain-marie

How to prepare a bain-marie
A bain-marie is the best way to cook or heat a preparation gently without risk of burning.
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Last modified on: July 5th 2013

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2 min.5 min.7 min.

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Stage 1 - 2 min.
How to prepare a bain-marie : Photo of step #1
For this you will need two containers: the first (a pan) is on the hob and contains a little water, the second (a bowl or another pan) rests in the water but not in direct contact with the heat, which allows a slow rise in temperature.

Stage 2
How to prepare a bain-marie : Photo of step #2
To make one, the best way is to put something which will withstand heat in the bottom of the first pan, which can support the weight of the second container, and on which you will pour water until covering it with approximately 1 to 2 cm (1 inch).

You can use a pie ring, as in the photograph, or a small baking tin or quite simply 2 teaspoons.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
How to prepare a bain-marie : Photo of step #3
And then place the second container on top, and put on low heat.

Your bain-marie is now fully functional.
Home made.
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