Simmering facts for kids

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Dumplings cooking in simmering water.

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

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 simmering

  • 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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