noun, plural bains-ma·rie [beyn-muh-ree; French ban-ma-ree] /ˈbeɪn məˈri; French bɛ̃ maˈri/.
Origin of bain-marie
Examples from the Web for bain-marie
The table fork is far less time-honored than such objects as the colander, the waffle iron, the bain-marie.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’|Bee Wilson|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Boil it up, and then pass it through a sieve and warm it up in a bain-marie.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:|Mrs. W. G. Waters
A matelote may be made three or four days in advance, and then warmed in boiling water (bain-marie) just before serving it.
Make a force meat as above, with any kind of bass, fill small well-buttered timbale moulds, and boil in bain-marie.
Put in a small buttered pudding mould and cook in a bain-marie.
Mix the yolks of four eggs with one pint of warm consomm, add some coloring, strain, and cook in bain-marie.
British Dictionary definitions for bain-marie
noun plural bains-marie (bɛ̃mari)
Word Origin for bain-marie
Word Origin and History for bain-marie
1822, from French bain-marie, from Medieval Latin balneum Mariae, literally "bath of Mary." According to French sources, perhaps so called for the gentleness of its heating. Middle English had balne of mary (late 15c.).