bain-marie


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bain-ma·rie

 (băn′mə-rē′)
n. pl. bains-ma·rie (băn′mə-rē′)
A large pan containing hot water in which smaller pans may be set to heat materials slowly or to keep them warm, as in cooking or chemistry.

[French, from Medieval Latin balneum Mariae, bath of Maria, probably after Maria Prophetissa, an early alchemist who perhaps lived in Egypt between the first and third centuries ad.]

bain-marie

(bɛ̃mari)
n, pl bains-marie (bɛ̃mari)
(Cookery) a vessel for holding hot water, in which sauces and other dishes are gently cooked or kept warm
[C19: from French, from Medieval Latin balneum Mariae, literally: bath of Mary, inaccurate translation of Medieval Greek kaminos Marios, literally: furnace of Miriam, alleged author of a treatise on alchemy]

bain-marie

A form of poaching in which food is placed in a container which is in turn placed into another container (the bain-marie) half full with heated water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bain-marie - a large pan that is filled with hot waterbain-marie - a large pan that is filled with hot water; smaller pans containing food can be set in the larger pan to keep food warm or to cook food slowly
pan - shallow container made of metal
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bain-marie

[bɛ̃məˈri] N (bains-marie (pl)) → baño m de María
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Delivery and installation: 1 hood dishwasher, 1 feed table with sink and tap, 1 electric oven, 2 bases for on-site convection machines, 1 fridge, 1 wash hand basin with spout, 2 cutlery trolleys, 2 plate dispensers heated, 1 work table with casters, 1 bain-marie, 1 worktable with washbasin 265 x 60 cm, stainless steel cupboards, initial supply of cutlery and crockery for 150 participants.
SERVES 4-6 Ingredients 400g 70 per cent cocoa Valrhona dark chocolate 400g double cream 6 eggs, separated 325g caster sugar 50g crystallized Parma violets, slightly crushed, plus extra whole violets, to decorate METHOD 1 Break up the chocolate and melt it in a heatproof glass or ceramic bowl over a bain-marie.
2 Prepare cherries for decoration by melting chocolate in a bain-marie.
I also added a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the egg mixture for more flavor and baked the flans in a bain-marie (water bath) so that the custard's texture would be fine and delicate.
Nothing can stay in a bain-marie more than two hours; it will get thrown out.
Place the chocolate and butter together in a bain-marie and melt slowly until you reach a smooth consistency.
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Melt chocolate using a bain-marie, or very slowly (in 30 second bursts) in the microwave, stirring between each go.
5L bain-marie bowl, 9L capacity that can fit a whole chicken, and an egg steaming rack.
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