double boiler

noun

: a cooking utensil consisting of two saucepans fitting together so that the contents of the upper can be cooked or heated by boiling water in the lower

Examples of double boiler in a Sentence

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Recent Examples on the Web To Create the Butter: Combine the first three ingredients in a double boiler over low heat and stir occasionally with a disposable wooden chopstick or skewer until completely melted and combined. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 22 Apr. 2024 In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl placed over a small pan of boiling water. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 Apr. 2024 Those ingredients beaten with an electric mixer over a double boiler create a much fluffier frosting than frosting recipes that rely more on fat from butter, shortening, or oil. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2024 The flake is melted in an extruder – almost like chocolate in a double boiler. Erik Matuszewski, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Place 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the top of a double boiler over water or in a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Add water to bottom part of double boiler to reach just below top part without touching, and bring to a gentle simmer. Dana Bowen / Photography By Landon Speers For The Wall Street Journal , WSJ, 13 Dec. 2023 She is credited with inventing the balneum Mariae, or Mary’s bath, which was essentially a double boiler. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 7 June 2023 If too firm, heat lightly in the microwave or over a double boiler until softened. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double boiler was in 1864

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“Double boiler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20boiler. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

double boiler

noun
: a kitchen utensil consisting of two saucepans fitting together so that the contents of the upper can be cooked or heated by boiling water in the lower
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