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Bain-marie - Glossary Term

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Heating Custard with a Bain-marie
Refers to a method of cooking in which food is cooked in a warm water bath. The food is placed in a pan that is then placed in another pan containing warm, simmering water. This is a good method for melting chocolate, cooking custards, and similar dishes that may scorch or burn if placed over direct heat.