It’s Tip Friday on Marilyn’s Treats. And todays tip is Boiling Water.
So you think boiling water is just filling a pan and putting it on top a heat source? Do you microwave your water? There is more to it than that!
When bringing liquid to a boil over a burner, the first sign of that impending boil is very small bubbles atop the liquid at the very edge of the pan; if you’re heating milk, this is called scalding the milk. Next, bubbles will begin to rise from the interior of the pan, popping on the surface. These bubbles are small, and spaced apart; this is called a simmer. If directed by your recipe to simmer the liquid in the pan, adjust the heat so that these bubbles continue to form and break at intervals, not constantly. To bring liquid to a boil, keep heat high until so many bubbles are erupting across the surface that you can’t distinguish one from another. This is called a full, or rolling, boil.
This article is part of the Tips That Help in the Kitchen Series, Tip Friday.