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A question about a recipe: White Chocolate Snowflakes

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When using a double boiler, is the water supposed to be touching the bottom of the pan that is set inside? Or does it even make a difference?

asked by MaryDD about 5 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 5 years ago

No, the bottom of the pan should not touch the water -- the idea is that the steam is doing the cooking, not the boiling water itself.