food preparation technique

Simmering is a method of cooking in water, where the temperature is kept just below that where the water would boil.

Dumplings cooking in simmering water.

The temperature at which this is achieved is around 95 °C (203 °F).

To bring water to the point where it simmers, you first heat the water to boiling point, which is 100 °C (212 °F), then reduce the heat so that the bubbles on top of the water have almost stopped.

Uses for simmeringEdit

  • Chocolate can be melted in a bowl over simmering water.
  • Dumplings are cooked in simmering water to stop them breaking up.

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