Bain Marie

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A Bain Marie can be used to cook delicate food such as custards, pates, mousses and sauces. It is essentially a vessel containing hot water that, having been put in the oven, allows food to cook evenly all the way through without the food burning or drying out.

A Bain Marie can be used to cook delicate food such as custards, pates, mousses and sauces. It is essentially a vessel containing hot water that, having been put in the oven, allows food to cook evenly all the way through without the food burning or drying out.

Most cookware shops sell a wide range of Bain Marie products in different sizes and made from different materials. However it is possible to make a Bain Marie from an ordinary oven-proof tin or dish. Simply half fill the chosen Bain Marie with water and then stand the dish(es) containing food in the water. The whole Bain Marie can then be placed in the oven and heated at the required temperature. It is important not to let the Bain Marie overheat as this can ruin the food.

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my son tried to cook a meat pie in a ban marie but the pastry did not cook on base,is this something that you can do.
#3 - Mrs d dawson - 01/27/2016 - 11:21
The stove top baine marie would best be utilized for melting chocolate, or heating a fondue. You could try to cook the oven recipes in it but why change the method just to make use of a pot. Its not going bad. Also it would be more difficult to convert the oven temperature to stove top, depending on what type of stove you have.
#2 - Aurora - 09/19/2009 - 10:07
I think that your Bain Marie is probably the more traditional.A true Bain Marie is really a double boiler which is what you have. Some people use a water-filled baking tin in the oven but you should get excellent results from your top of the stove Bain Marie.
#1 - mary - 06/08/2008 - 06:18
I have bought a saucepan with 2 steamers and a Bain Marie on top. I
only see recipes for oven cookery with a Bain Marie; can one use same for top of stove also ? The handles would melt if used in an oven.
#0 - Barbara King - 06/02/2008 - 07:58
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