Bain-Marie (Water Bath / Double Boiler)

Bain-Marie (Water Bath / Double Boiler)

Essentially, a bain-marie consists of two cooking vessels, one vessel placed into the second vessel which also holds heated water. Here we’ll look at the use of a bain-marie within the cooking realm, although it is also used in the scientific realm. Nerd Notification: Etymology 

Cupcakes (Baking)

Cupcakes (Baking)

Confession time: I don’t believe in using a mixer for making the majority of cakes (cup sized or otherwise). I find it too easy to over-mix the batter which is the kiss-of-death to an otherwise sexy cake. There is an immediate gauge of how far 

Chiffonade

Chiffonade

Chiffon: rag (French) -ade: a suffix denoting action, or a product of action (Latin) Chiffonade is a technique where herbs or leafy greens are cut into thin strips, resembling rags. It is used for leaves that are all a similar, regular size and not too 

Onions: peeling, slicing and dicing

Onions: peeling, slicing and dicing

This is theboganbuddha way to chop an onion and nothing like how a professional chef does it. Never mind though because it still works great. How to Peel, Slice, and Dice Onions Top and tail the onion Place the onion on one of its ends