This Tuesday Tidbit we will discuss the Double Boiler Method.
In most of my salve and oil recipe posts I mention the double boiler method as a way to either infuse herbs into oil, melt the ingredients for a salve together, and I can not exclude the fact that it is a wonderful way to melt chocolate. I also have a very vague reference as to what that is so here it is:
The Double Boiler Method
The double boiler method is a method of heating something indirectly in order to avoid over cooking or boiling it. It consists of a larger pot with water in it, and a smaller pot inside the larger sitting inside the water. Heat is then applied to the larger container making the water boil, thus melting (or cooking) what you have in the top pot.
There are actual apparatus called “Double Boiler” or “bain-marie” but really you don’t need that. All you need is a larger pot with water in it and a large (or small) pyrex measuring bowl hanging off of the edge of said pot. It works! It is also a great way to use those Teflon lined pots you don’t cook with any more but can’t make your self throw out.
How do you use the Double Boiler Method?
Where do I get my herbs, oils and bees wax?
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