What is a Water Bath?

water bathA water bath is a pan of water placed in the oven.  To use a water bath you simply fill a large enough pan with water, then place the baking dish, ramkins, etc into the pan of water.  The water should reach about half way up the pan.  It may be easier to place the baking dish in the empty then add water.

Water baths are used for recipes that require a moist environment and a less aggressive heat for cooking.  Cheesecakes, custards and puddings are usually cooked in water baths.  Our 4C Casserole is an example of recipe that requires a water bath.


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I'm Sean, founder of My Body My Kitchen (MBMK). I am dedicated to empowering my readers to live a healthy life. The food we eat and how it is prepared greatly affects our health. Through MBMK I empower my readers to take control of their health by providing them with the tools need to take control of your kitchens. I started MBMK in January 2015, after an overwhelming demand for my recipes on my personal Instagram account.

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