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A question about a recipe: Coffee Cardamom Cake + Coffee Buttercream

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I have a question about the recipe "Coffee Cardamom Cake + Coffee Buttercream" from gastroanthropologist. Regarding using the double boiler, just wanted to clarify: You should have water going at a low boil not touching the top pot while doing all the whisking of the egg whites, sugar, etc.??

asked by Marissa Sileo almost 2 years ago
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ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 2 years ago

Whenever you use a double boiler, or the double boiler technique with a saucepan and a bowl, the simmering water should never touch the upper bowl.

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AntoniaJames

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added almost 2 years ago

Yes, and the operative word is "simmering", especially when eggs are anywhere in sight. I often lift my bowl briefly off the heat altogether during a process like this, just to be sure. Working with ingredients at a lower temperature takes more time, but it's worth the extra few minutes, at most, involved. Cross the line to too much heat, and you're asking for trouble. ;o)